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Effects of literacy on cognition

What are the effects of literacy on cognitive processing?

  • Current researchers: Mrudula Arunkumar, Saoradh Favier, Falk Huettig, Markus Ostarek, Jeroen van Paridon
  • Key publications:
    • Araújo, S., Fernandes, T., & Huettig, F. (2019). Learning to read facilitates retrieval of phonological representations in rapid automatized naming: Evidence from unschooled illiterate, ex-illiterate, and schooled literate adults. Developmental Science. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/desc.12783.
    • Smalle, E., Szmalec, A., Bogaerts, L., Page, M. P. A., Narang, V., Misra, D., Araujo, S., Lohagun, N., Khan, O., Singh, A., Mishra, R. K., & Huettig, F. (2019).Literacy improves short-term serial recall of spoken verbal but not visuospatial items – Evidence from illiterate and literate adults. Cognition, 185, 144-150.
    • Olivers, C. N. L., Huettig, F., Singh, J. P., & Mishra, R. K. (2014). The influence of literacy on visual search. Visual Cognition21, 74-101.
    • Smith, A. C., Monaghan, P., & Huettig, F. (2014). Literacy effects on language and vision: Emergent effects from an amodal shared resource (ASR) computational model. Cognitive Psychology75, 28-54.