Attentional deficit in dyslexia: a general or specific impairment?

Dorota Bednarek , David Saldana , Eliana Quintero-Gallego , Isabel Garcia , Anna Grabowska , Carlos M Gomez

Abstract

Dyslexic and control children were tested in a visuomotor attentional task, which provides independent measures of the alerting, orienting and conflict components of the attentional system. Our results show that dyslexics are impaired with respect to controls in the attentional conflict component (resolution of conflict of incongruent peripheral information), while the alerting and orienting components remain preserved. It excludes an overall attentional impairment and points to more specific attentional processing difficulty i.e. distributed attention strategy. Generally, results of dyslexic boys are within the range of the control group, while reaction times of dyslexic girls are significantly slower than that of all other groups.;
Author Dorota Bednarek
Dorota Bednarek,,
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, David Saldana
David Saldana,,
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, Eliana Quintero-Gallego
Eliana Quintero-Gallego,,
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, Isabel Garcia
Isabel Garcia,,
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, Anna Grabowska (Wydział Psychologii)
Anna Grabowska,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Carlos M Gomez
Carlos M Gomez,,
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Journal seriesNeuroreport: For Rapid Communication of Neuroscience Research, ISSN 0959-4965, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2004
Vol15
No11
Pages1787 - 1790
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishSex Characteristics*, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/*physiopathology, Dyslexia/*physiopathology, Photic Stimulation/*methods, Psychomotor Performance/*physiology, Analysis of Variance, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity/psychology, Child, Dyslexia/psychology, Female, Humans, Male
ASJC Classification2800 General Neuroscience
URL http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=cmedm&AN=15257148&lang=pl&site=ehost-live
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2014 = 0.508; WoS Impact Factor: 2006 = 2.137 (2) - 2007=2.484 (5)
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