Latencies of stimulus-driven eye movements are shorter in dyslexic subjects

Dorota B. Bednarek, Adam Tarnowski, Anna Grabowska

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Eye movements latencies toward peripherally presented stimuli were measured in 10-year-old dyslexic and control children. Dyslexic subjects, previously found to be oversensitive to stimulation of the magnocellular channel, showed reduced latencies as compared to normally reading controls. An attention shifting task was also used which showed no group differences in latencies of eye movements. The data are discussed in terms of the hypothesis of magnocellular system alteration and attention dysfunction in dyslexia. Additionally, sex differences in eye movement latencies were found and are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)64-69
Number of pages6
JournalBrain and Cognition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2006

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Funding Information:
The present work was supported by a grant from the Committee for Scientific Research (1 H01F 03815).


  • Attention
  • Dyslexia
  • Eye movements
  • Magnocellular channel
  • Sex differences

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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