Dyslexic participants show intact spontaneous categorization processes

Nikolopoulos, D. S. & Pothos, E. M. (2009). Dyslexic participants show intact spontaneous categorization processes. Dyslexia, 15(3), pp. 167-186. doi: 10.1002/dys.375

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Abstract

We examine the performance of dyslexic participants on an unsupervised categorization task against that of matched non-dyslexic control participants. Unsupervised categorization is a cognitive process critical for conceptual development. Existing research in dyslexia has emphasized perceptual tasks and supervised categorization tasks (for which intact attentional processes are paramount), but there have been no studies on unsupervised categorization. Our investigation was based on Pothos and Chater's (Cognit. Sci., 2002; 26: 303–343) model of unsupervised categorization and the corresponding methodology for analysing results. Across all performance indices and various data-processing options, we could identify no difference between dyslexic and non-dyslexic participants.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted version of the following article: Nikolopoulos, D. S. and Pothos, E. M. (2009), Dyslexic participants show intact spontaneous categorization processes. Dyslexia, 15(3) 167–186, which has been published in final form at http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/dys.375
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dyslexia, spontaneous categorization, supervised categorization
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/4686

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