Event-related potentials during literacy acquisition



Literacy is a complex and multidimensional phenomenon that has been well studied in psychology and pedagogy. Neurophysiologists try to understand the mechanisms of writing and reading acquisition by analyzing different linguistic processes. In this paper, we review the data that were revealed by using the event-related potentials (ERPs) method in the light of spelling, lexical, semantic and syntactic aspects of literacy, as well as changes in the components of ERPs in children and adults during language acquisition and in dyslexia, the most studied reading disorder. The ERPs method can help to understand both the general, universal neural underpinnings of literacy development and the unique features of different languages.

General Information

Keywords: literacy acquisition, reading, error recognition, dyslexia, event related potentials, N170, N400, P600

Journal rubric: Cognitive Pedagogy

Article type: review article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2020090202

Funding. The reported study was funded by Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR), project number 20-013-00514.

For citation: Rebreikina A.B., Larionova E.V., Martynova O.V. Event-related potentials during literacy acquisition [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2020. Vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 21–33. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2020090202. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Anna B. Rebreikina, PhD in Biology, Researcher, Sirius University of Science and Technology, Researcher, Laboratory of Human Higher Nervous Activity, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of RAS, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5714-2040, e-mail: anna.rebreikina@gmail.com

Ekaterina V. Larionova, Junior Researcher, Laboratory of Higher Human Nervous Activity, Laboratory of Human Higher Nervous Activity, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of RAS, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3637-1343, e-mail: larionova.ekaterin@gmail.com

Olga V. Martynova, Doctor of Philosophy, Head of the Laboratory, Laboratory of Human Higher Nervous Activity, Institute of Higher Nervous Activity and Neurophysiology of RAS, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9047-2893, e-mail: omartynova@ihna.ru



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