Motohiro Isaki
   Department   Kumamoto Health Science University  Division of Speech-Language-HearingTherapy, Faculty of Health Science
   Kumamoto Health Science University Graduate School  Division of Health Sciences, Graduate School of Health Sciences
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2015/04
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Gaze Fixation and Receptive Prosody among Very-Low-Birth Weight Children.
Contribution Type
Journal International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Journal TypeAnother Country
Volume, Issue, Page 5(2),pp.62-70
Total page number 9
Responsible for 62-70
Authorship Lead author,Corresponding author
Author and coauthor Motohiro Isaki, Tadahiro Kanazawa, Toshihiko Hinobayashi, Jiro Kamada
Details This study examined the accuracy in a receptive prosody task and gaze fixation pattern in very-low-birth-weight school-aged children. We recorded participants’ eye movements during the task using an eye-tracking methodology. The results showed that the very-low-birth-weight group fixated on eyes significantly shorter than normal-birth-weight group. More autistic traits and lower verbal ability were associated with shorter fixation time on the eyes. More autistic traits were associated with longer fixation time on the mouth. The fixation pattern may reflect a compensatory strategy for solving the receptive prosody task.