The attentional blink in developing readers

McLean, Gregor M. T., Stuart, Geoffrey W., Visser, Troy A. W. and Castles, Anne (2009) The attentional blink in developing readers. Scientific Studies of Reading, 13 4: 334-357. doi:10.1080/10888430903001365

Author McLean, Gregor M. T.
Stuart, Geoffrey W.
Visser, Troy A. W.
Castles, Anne
Title The attentional blink in developing readers
Journal name Scientific Studies of Reading   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1088-8438
Publication date 2009-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10888430903001365
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 13
Issue 4
Start page 334
End page 357
Total pages 24
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract The attentional blink refers to a reduction in accuracy that occurs when identifying the second of two targets presented within approximately 500 msec of each other. This research explored individual differences in the attentional blink in a sample of 86 children (aged 8–10) with normally developing reading skills. The attentional blink was examined in relation to general reading performance as well as specific orthographic and phonological reading subprocesses. No associations were evident between attentional blink duration and reading ability. However significant correlations did exist between each of the three reading measures and mean second target correct given first target correct (T2|T1) performance across all lags, with less skilled readers exhibiting inferior performance regardless of the temporal lag between first and second targets. Performance on a rapid naming task mediated some of the relationship between mean T2|T1 performance and reading, yet the association remained significant when this factor was accounted for.
Keyword Children
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
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