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Research Question: Do people with dyslexia have advantages in visual perception in blurred natural scenes? ABSTRACT: Our hypothesis is that deficits in focal attention in people with dyslexia can enable these struggling readers to outperform typical readers in some visual tasks. We investigate this hypothesis by comparing college students with histories […]

Research Question: Do people with dyslexia have advantages in visual perception in blurred natural scenes? ABSTRACT: Our hypothesis is that deficits in focal attention in people with dyslexia can enable these struggling readers to outperform typical readers in some visual tasks. We investigate this hypothesis by comparing college students with histories

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Our work critically depends on the contributions from people eager to support our mission: To make technology (including the technology of reading) more compassionate and helpful for people. TO DONATE please contact Dr. Schneps directly at mschneps [at] labvislearn.org   THANK YOU! We are grateful to major donations from Boon Philanthropy. Thanks also to Charles and Ellen La Follette for their […]

Our work critically depends on the contributions from people eager to support our mission: To make technology (including the technology of reading) more compassionate and helpful for people. TO DONATE please contact Dr. Schneps directly at mschneps labvislearn.org   THANK YOU! We are grateful to major donations from Boon Philanthropy. Thanks also to Charles and Ellen La Follette for their

Fuzzy Medical

Sample Images of presented stimuli on screen

This study tests the hypothesis that image interpretation skills are negatively correlated with reading skills – people who have poorer reading skills are better at or at least faster at interpreting medical images. This study at the University of Arizona builds on previous research by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

This study tests the hypothesis that image interpretation skills are negatively correlated with reading skills – people who have poorer reading skills are better at or at least faster at interpreting medical images. This study at the University of Arizona builds on previous research by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

iPad Learning – Solar Walk

SolarWalk

This study is to investigate the hypothesis that hand-held technologies such as iPad encourage implicit learning, to help students address concepts that are known to be otherwise difficult to learn.

This study is to investigate the hypothesis that hand-held technologies such as iPad encourage implicit learning, to help students address concepts that are known to be otherwise difficult to learn.

iPod Attitude (YAG) Survey

iPad and iPod in use

The study investigates perceptions and possible barriers to implementing SLTR at scale for populations traditionally underserved by expensive reading remediation interventions. In later Phases, these findings will be disseminated in efforts to remove these obstacles.

The study investigates perceptions and possible barriers to implementing SLTR at scale for populations traditionally underserved by expensive reading remediation interventions. In later Phases, these findings will be disseminated in efforts to remove these obstacles.

iPod Reading

Reading on Smartphones for Dyslexia PRESS RELEASE http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/smithsonian-experts-find-e-readers-can-make-reading-easier-those-dyslexia FAST COMPANY http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679833/using-mobile-screens-to-make-reading-easier-for-dyslexics HGSE Ed MAGAZINE http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2014/06/narrow-the-page/ BOSTON GLOBE http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/07/02/could-small-screens-help-people-with-dyslexia-read/wC23UfeMPtXsVPO8dhZ6DO/story.html MARKETPLACE TECH http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/access-tech/fighting-dyslexia-shrinking-screens SCIENCE NATION (video for NSF) http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/stemreading.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 NPR ALL THINGS CONSIDERED http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=225842905 USA TODAY http://www.today.com/health/e-readers-may-help-dyslexics-read-more-easily-4B11187917 MEDICAL NEWS TODAY http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266346.php TIME MAGAZINE http://time.com/77432/the-surprising-upside-of-a-dyslexic-brain/ BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24144078 PBS NEWS HOUR http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/neuroscience-art-brain/ PBS Newshour http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/smart-phones-beat-paper-best-device-reading/ DC Urban Moms http://www.dcurbanmom.com/jforum/posts/list/411415.page […]

Reading on Smartphones for Dyslexia PRESS RELEASE http://newsdesk.si.edu/releases/smithsonian-experts-find-e-readers-can-make-reading-easier-those-dyslexia FAST COMPANY http://www.fastcoexist.com/1679833/using-mobile-screens-to-make-reading-easier-for-dyslexics HGSE Ed MAGAZINE http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news-impact/2014/06/narrow-the-page/ BOSTON GLOBE http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/07/02/could-small-screens-help-people-with-dyslexia-read/wC23UfeMPtXsVPO8dhZ6DO/story.html MARKETPLACE TECH http://www.marketplace.org/topics/tech/access-tech/fighting-dyslexia-shrinking-screens SCIENCE NATION (video for NSF) http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/stemreading.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 NPR ALL THINGS CONSIDERED http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=225842905 USA TODAY http://www.today.com/health/e-readers-may-help-dyslexics-read-more-easily-4B11187917 MEDICAL NEWS TODAY http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266346.php TIME MAGAZINE http://time.com/77432/the-surprising-upside-of-a-dyslexic-brain/ BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-24144078 PBS NEWS HOUR http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/neuroscience-art-brain/ PBS Newshour http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/smart-phones-beat-paper-best-device-reading/ DC Urban Moms http://www.dcurbanmom.com/jforum/posts/list/411415.page

iPod Reading Study

iPad and iPod in use

The study investigates a hypothesis that reading using small-screen devices, such as smartphones (when done in specific ways) is beneficial for people with dyslexia. This controlled study compares the effectiveness of reading using an iPod versus paper to test for comprehension and fluency in high school students with dyslexia.

The study investigates a hypothesis that reading using small-screen devices, such as smartphones (when done in specific ways) is beneficial for people with dyslexia. This controlled study compares the effectiveness of reading using an iPod versus paper to test for comprehension and fluency in high school students with dyslexia.

Slipped Lips

It has frequently been suggested that individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have deficits in auditory-visual (AV) sensory integration. Studies of language integration have mostly used non-word syllables presented in congruent and incongruent AV combinations and…

It has frequently been suggested that individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have deficits in auditory-visual (AV) sensory integration. Studies of language integration have mostly used non-word syllables presented in congruent and incongruent AV combinations and...

Treviso Algorithm

Treviso algorithm study

Research Question: How might minimizing visual working memory and attention load affect students’ ability to perform basic mathematical tasks? ABSTRACT: In school, we were taught to multiply by hand according to the standard algorithm. Most people find that algorithm difficult to use, and many children fail to learn it. We propose a new way to […]

Research Question: How might minimizing visual working memory and attention load affect students’ ability to perform basic mathematical tasks? ABSTRACT: In school, we were taught to multiply by hand according to the standard algorithm. Most people find that algorithm difficult to use, and many children fail to learn it. We propose a new way to

Typography Black Hole

We are carrying out an experiment to investigate whether abilities in typographic design are linked to childhood experience with reading. This study will help advance the field of typography by helping determine factors important in careers in typographic design.

We are carrying out an experiment to investigate whether abilities in typographic design are linked to childhood experience with reading. This study will help advance the field of typography by helping determine factors important in careers in typographic design.