Participants with age related (AMD) or juvenile macular degeneration (JMD) took part in a remotely conducted, home-based rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) reading training. Participants were randomly assigned to three training groups, for which the training differed by the text orientation. In Group ‘V’, participants were trained with vertical text display. In Group ‘VH’, participants were first trained with vertical text display; a few months later, they also completed training with horizontal text. In Group ‘H’, participants were trained with horizontal text display only. Whether vertical or horizontal, participants were all trained with RSVP reading, and tested on reading speed for horizontal or vertical texts. The datasets contain measures of RSVP reading speed after each training session (training.csv), and RSVP and flashcard reading speed, as well as visual span, for tests conducted pre and post training (pre-post.csv).
The pre-post.csv data file contains pre- and post-training data for all subjects; training.csv contains data from training days for all subjects. See the readme.txt file for more information about the study design and variable descriptions for both data files.
This research was supported by NIH grant EY002934.
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Calabrese, Aurelie J; Legge, Gordon E; Liu, Tingting.
(2016). AMD Home-based training experiment - Vertical reading.
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