Journal article

Deficits in the endogenous control of covert visuospatial attention in children with developmental coordination disorder

PH Wilson, P Maruff

HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1999

Abstract

Deficits in the covert orienting of visuospatial attention have been reported in children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Using two new versions of the covert orienting of visuospatial attention task (COVAT), the study presented here sought to investigate how generalised deficits are in this domain by using longer time intervals between cue and imperative stimulus. Twenty children with DCD and 20 controls were tested on two different COVATs with the interval between cue and peripheral imperative stimulus (or stimulus onset asynchrony, SOA) of 150 and 850 ms presented in a random sequence: the first used peripheral cues and no probability information (exogenous mode) and the s..

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