Search for dissertations about: "adults reading ability"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 9 swedish dissertations containing the words adults reading ability.

  1. 1. Att läsa : -ett behov, -ett krav, -en nödvändighet : en analys av den första internationellt jämförande studien av vuxnas förmåga att förstå och använda skriftlig information :  International Adult Literacy Survey = [Reading] : [-a need, a requirement, a necessity]

    Author : Anna-Lena Eriksson-Gustavsson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : IALS; international comparative study; adults reading ability; adults reading habits; education; reading diaries; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : This is a presentation and an analysis of the International Adult Literacy Survey, IALS, the first international comparative study of reading ability and reading habits among adults. The study was carried out in seven countries in Europe and North America during 1994 och 1995. READ MORE

  2. 2. Mind your Language, All Right? Performance-dependent neural patterns of language

    Author : Helene van Ettinger-Veenstra; Maria Engström; Peter Lundberg; Thomas Karlsson; Anita McAllister; Karsten Specht; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Language ability; performance; fMRI; functional magnetic resonance imaging; Broca; Wernicke; temporal lobe; inferior frontal gyrus; reading; fluency; lateralization; lateralisation; right hemisphere; performance-dependent; neural activation;

    Abstract : The main aim of this dissertation was to investigate the difference in neural language patternsrelated to language ability in healthy adults. The focus lies on unraveling the contributions of theright‐hemispheric homologues to Broca’s area in the inferior frontal gyrus (IFG) and Wernicke’s areain the posterior temporal and inferior parietal lobes. READ MORE

  3. 3. Dyslexia: Relevance of Concepts, Validity of Measurements, and Cognitive Functions

    Author : Jan Alm; Lennart Melin; Håkan Nyman; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Psychology; Learning disabilities; learning disorders; specific learning difficulties; reading disability; reading disorder; WAIS-R; Psykologi; Psychology; Psykologi;

    Abstract : The thesis opens with an exposition of different uses of the term dyslexia. In that context its conceptual relevance is discussed. READ MORE

  4. 4. Asperger syndrome and schizophrenia. Psychiatric and social cognitive aspects

    Author : Tove Lugnegård; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Asperger syndrome; Autism spectrum; Schizophrenia; Autism-spectrum Quotient; Animations Task; Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test; Personality Disorder;

    Abstract : Background: Asperger syndrome (AS) and schizophrenia are psychiatric disorders often implying low global social functioning and a life-long course. Both disorders are of neurodevelopmental origin and genetic factors are prominent. READ MORE

  5. 5. White matter connections : developmental neuroimaging studies of the associations between genes, brain and behavior

    Author : Fahimeh Darki; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
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    Abstract : Development of cognitive abilities across childhood and adulthood parallels brain maturation in typically developing samples. Cognitive abilities such as reading and working memory have been linked to neuroimaging measures in relevant brain regions. READ MORE