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The attentional blink reveals sluggish attentional shifting in adolescents with specific language impairment

Lum, Jarrad, Conti-Ramsden, Gina and Lindell, Annukka 2007, The attentional blink reveals sluggish attentional shifting in adolescents with specific language impairment, Brain and cognition, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 287-295, doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2006.09.010.

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Title The attentional blink reveals sluggish attentional shifting in adolescents with specific language impairment
Author(s) Lum, JarradORCID iD for Lum, Jarrad orcid.org/0000-0003-2098-2403
Conti-Ramsden, Gina
Lindell, Annukka
Journal name Brain and cognition
Volume number 63
Issue number 3
Start page 287
End page 295
Publisher Academic Press
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2007-04
ISSN 0278-2626
1090-2147
Keyword(s) Attentional shifting
Specific language impairment
Rapid processing
Attentional blink
Summary Rapid processing deficits have been the subject of much debate in the literature on specific language impairment (SLI). Hari and Renvall (2001) [Hari, R. & Renvall, H. (2001). Impaired processing of rapid stimulus sequences in dyslexia. Trends in cognitive sciences, 5, 525–532.] proposed that the source of this deficit can be attributed to sluggish attentional shifting abilities. That is, more time is required to shift attention between stimuli. To test this claim, 26 adolescents with SLI (divided into two subgroups to control for differences in non-verbal intelligence) and 14 controls were presented with a rapid serial visual presentation task. In this task participants were asked to detect two visual targets presented serially with distracter items with varying inter-target intervals (i.e., time difference between targets). This task was designed to elicit an attentional blink (AB). The AB describes the phenomenon whereby non-impaired individuals are less likely to report the second of two targets presented within 200–500 ms of each other. After controlling for group differences in non-verbal intelligence, the SLI group was found to be significantly less accurate than the control group at successfully reporting the second target at inter-target intervals of 100, 200, 300, 400 and 800 ms. The results were interpreted to suggest that adolescents with language impairments have an AB which differs from non-impaired individuals in both magnitude and duration.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.bandc.2006.09.010
Field of Research 170103 Educational Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Elsevier Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007369

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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