Authors: Tânia Fernandes. Isabel Leite.
Article: Mirrors are hard to break: A critical review and behavioral evidence on mirror-image processing in developmental dyslexia.
Publication: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology Volume 159, July 2017, Pages 66–82 2017 | DOI: 10.1016/j.jecp.2017.02.003
The relation of reversals (e.g., d for b) with developmental dyslexia was examined.
- Children performed orientation-based and shape-based tasks on letters and shapes.
• Controls but not dyslexics had worse shape-based judgments of mirror (e.g., d – b) than identical pairs.
- For rotated pairs (e.g., d – p), dyslexics behave as controls in both tasks.
- Dyslexics fail to automatize mirror discrimination during visual object processing.