Do Deaf People See Better? Texture Segmentation and Visual Search Compensate in Adult but Not in Juvenile Subjects

@article{Rettenbach1999DoDP,
  title={Do Deaf People See Better? Texture Segmentation and Visual Search Compensate in Adult but Not in Juvenile Subjects},
  author={Regina Rettenbach and Gottfried Diller and Ruxandra Sireteanu},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={1999},
  volume={11},
  pages={560-583}
}
The research concerning the visual perception in deaf subjects has led to contradictory results: Deaf subjects have been reported to show enhanced visual perceptual skills compared to hearing subjects (Neville & Lawson, 1987). On the other hand, there are indications that acoustic deprivation may produce an inferiority in all sensory modalities (Myklebust, 1964). These contradictions may be due to methodological differences: The investigators selected different conditions (e.g. attentive… CONTINUE READING
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