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The Nature of the Deficit: Initial Conclusions

Michael McCloskey

in Visual Reflections

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780195168693
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199871513 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168693.003.0006

Series: Oxford Psychology Series

 							The Nature of the Deficit: Initial Conclusions

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This chapter consolidates the conclusions from the preceding chapters and extends these conclusions on the basis of additional arguments and evidence. It contends that AH suffers from a selective developmental deficit in visual location and orientation perception. This deficit, which probably originated prior to AH's birth or in the early years of her life, affects high-level vision and causes distinctive location and orientation errors in a wide range of visual tasks. The deficit may also affect AH's ability to acquire knowledge in circumstances where processing of visual location and/or orientation information is implicated in the learning process (e.g., learning to spell).

Keywords: visual perception; selective visual deficit; visual location; orientation perception; learning to spell

Chapter.  4155 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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