Auditory-Visual Speech Processing 2007 (AVSP2007)

Kasteel Groenendaal, Hilvarenbeek, The Netherlands
August 31 - September 3, 2007

The McGurk Effect in Dyslexic and Normal-Reading Children: An Experimental Study

Christian Cavé, Aurélie Stroumza, Mireille Bastien-Toniazzo

Laboratoire Parole et Langage, CNRS, Aix-Marseille University, Aix-en-Provence, France

The McGurk effect was investigated in a group of ten-yearold dyslexic children and in two control groups of normal readers. Audio and audiovisual stimuli were presented in silence or with a masking noise. The results indicated no significant differences between the three groups for the auditory stimuli. For the audiovisual stimuli, the dyslexic group showed fewer illusory percepts than the group of sameage normal readers but performed similarly to the group with the same reading level.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Cavé, Christian / Stroumza, Aurélie / Bastien-Toniazzo, Mireille (2007): "The Mcgurk effect in dyslexic and normal-reading children: an experimental study", In AVSP-2007, paper P02.