Monday, September 07, 2009

Visual Overload and Visual Crowding: When More Means Less (via Eide Neurolearning Blog)

Ken McGrew, of IQ Corner, shared this link to a post on the Eide Neurolearning Blog, which is worth the read, as it has specific suggestions regarding how information should be presented to students who have dyslexia or related reading difficulties:

Visual Overload and Visual Crowding-When More Means Less


Crowding, reading, and developmental dyslexia
Martelli, M., Di Filippo, G., Spinelli, D., & Zoccolotti, P. (2009). Crowding, reading, and developmental dyslexia. Journal of Vision, 9(4):14, 1-18,, doi:10.1167/9.4.14
The following passage was posted on the Eide Neurolearning blog.  It was a meme that went around the internet several years ago, and was translated into many languages. An in-depth look at the passage, as well as examples of the passage in various languages are  posted online by Matt Davis, of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at Cambridge.
"Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe."

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