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Gender-specific contribution of a visual cognition network to reading abilities.
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PMID:  22229778     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Based on the assumption that boys are more likely to tackle reading based on the visual modality, we assessed reading skills, visual short-term memory (VSTM), visual long-term memory for details (VLTM-D), and general non-verbal cognitive ability in primary school children. Reading was within the normal range in both accuracy and understanding. There was no reading performance gap in favour of girls, on the contrary, in this sample boys read better. An entire array of visual, non-verbal processes was associated directly or indirectly with reading in boys, whereas this pattern was not observed for the girls.
Authors:
Lynn Huestegge; Stefan Heim; Elena Zettelmeyer; Christiane Lange-Küttner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of psychology (London, England : 1953)     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0007-1269     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0373124     Medline TA:  Br J Psychol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  117-128     Citation Subset:  -    
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©2011 The British Psychological Society.
Affiliation:
Institute of Psychology, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH Aachen University), Aachen, Germany Section Structural Functional Brain Mapping, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Medical School, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-1), Research Centre Jülich, Germany Section Neurological Cognition Research, Department of Neurology, Medical School, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany London Metropolitan University, London, UK University of Konstanz, Germany.
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