Title

Contrast sensitivity functions and specific reading disability

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Lovegrove, W, Martin, F, Bowling, AC, Blackwood, M, Badcock, DR & Paxton, SJ 1982, 'Contrast sensitivity functions and specific reading disability', Neuropsychologia, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 309-315.

Neuropsychologia journal home page available at http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/247/description#description

Publisher's version of article available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0028-3932(82)90105-1

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

Contrast sensitivity functions for normal and specifically disabled readers were measured in two experiments. Each study showed that specifically disabled readers and controls differ in the pattern of relative sensitivity across spatial frequencies. Both studies provide evidence of differences between normal and disabled readers on measures of visual mechanisms fundamental to the reading process.