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How to make the word-length effect disappear in letter-by-letter dyslexia: implications for an account of the disorder.

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The diagnosis of letter-by-letter (LBL) dyslexia is based on the observation of a substantial and monotonic increase of word naming latencies as the number of letters in the stimulus increases. This pattern of performance is typically interpreted as indicating that word recognition in LBL dyslexia depends on the sequential identification of individual letters. We show, in 7 LBL patients, that the word-length effect can be eliminated if words of different lengths are matched on the sum of the ...

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Volume:
16
Issue:
7
Pages:
535-541
Publication date:
2005-07-01
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1467-9280
ISSN:
0956-7976
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English
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uuid:b6029b9c-83a4-4083-87b7-74fe1b835276
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260595
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2012-12-19

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