In the present study, 154 first grade students recruited to investigation the moderation effect of temporal sensitivity on the relationship between visual working memory (WM) and reading in beginning readers. A visual temporal order judgment (TOJ) task measured the participants’ temporal sensitivity. The participants were asked to select which of the two balls presented first with SOAs varied from 8 to 492 ms according to an adaptive psychophysical procedure. Their WM was measured with a visual Corsi backward task; children were asked to remember the jumping routes (i.e., the span was started from 2, and up to 9) of a frog and respond these routes with reversed sequences. The longest span that each participant could response correctly four times from six could be the index of WM. A Chinese character reading measured children’s reading ability at word level, and they were asked to read out 100 characters aloud. After controlling with children’s age, non-verbal intelligence, visual short-term memory, morphological awareness, and orthographic awareness, the results of a moderation effect analysis showed that 1) both visual WM (p < .001) and visual TOT (p = .02) predicted Chinese character reading; 2) a significant moderation effect of visual TOTs on the association between visual WM and Chinese character reading (p = .001). The relation between WM and Chinese character reading was positively significant at visual TOTs above average and the relation was negative significant at visual TOTs relative poor; the relation was insignificant at visual TOTs between these two thresholds. Copyright © 2020 ARWA.
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2020|
CitationWang, L.-C., Xu, Z., & Liu, D. (2020, September). The moderation effect of rapid temporal processing on the relationship between working memory and Chinese character reading [Zoom]. Poster presented at the 4th Annual Conference for the Association for Reading and Writing in Asia (ARWA 2020), Beijing, China.
- Visual processing
- Serial order
- Temporal sensitivity