Contrast sensitivity functions and specific reading disability

William Lovegrove, Frances Martin, Alison Bowling, Mary Blackwood, David Badcock, Susan Paxton

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)309-315
Number of pages7
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes


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