Navigation Links
Language test as a smartphone app
Date:11/29/2011

esponse time provides the researchers for instance with information about whether common or concrete words are recognised more quickly than rare or abstract ones. Such experiments also provide valuable data sources for research on language and reading disorders.

The scientists decided to carry out the first phase of this project in seven languages which use the Roman alphabet: English, Basque, Catalan, Dutch, French, Malay and Spanish. They made application programs with the lexical decision task for these languages available in the app stores of a well-known smartphone provider, and drew attention to the new app through advertising. The apps specially developed for this purpose contained tests comprising between 50 and 140 words that appear randomly on the smartphone display. The participants were also given the option of forwarding additional information about themselves - for example their age, gender, native language and whether they were left-handed or right-handed - by email to the researchers.

The invitation to "game for science" was very well received by the smartphone user community. The highest number of emails received by the researchers originated from The Netherlands: David Peeters has now received over 5,000 responses from his compatriots. "Our app is actually one of the five most frequently downloaded apps in its category," says the Max Planck researcher, clearly delighted at the unexpectedly positive response to the app.

Peeters and his colleagues intend to start working on the actual analyses when they have at least 10,000 test results per country. However, the initial indications are already very promising. "For instance, we have discovered that the test via smartphone is just as reliable as that carried out under standard conditions in the laboratory," reports Peeters.

Moreover, it is already clear that a far larger target group can be reached using the new technology than in the traditional way. "Students betw
'/>"/>

Contact: Myrna Tinbergen
myrna.tinbergen@mpi.nl
31-243-521-446
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Language Service Leader Expands to Meet Booming, Global Industry Demand.
2. Second Language Comes Faster When Taught in Own Accent
3. A mothers sensitivity may help language growth in children with autism spectrum disorder
4. Yakult USA Launches Spanish-Language Website
5. In brain-injured children, early gesturing predicts language delays
6. Language dysfunction in children may be due to epileptic brain activity
7. Kids with hearing loss in 1 ear fall behind in language skills
8. Differences in language circuits in the brain linked to dyslexia
9. Meaningful Conversations Boost Kids Language Skills
10. Researchers get $3.3 million grant to investigate language outcomes of bilingual children
11. Summer Vacation May Set Back Kids Language Skills
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... been a sharp increase in the number of cancer ... online, interactive service that allows patients to view laboratory ... appointments, and renew prescriptions. , Over a six-year period, ... each year increased five-fold, while the number of total ... a study by Dr. David Gerber , Associate ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... of flatulence and have a reputation for being highly toxic, ... is now being being found to offer potential health benefits ... attacks and dementia. A new compound (AP39), designed and made ... future therapies, by targeting delivery of very small amounts of ... , Scientists in Exeter have already found that the ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... printing on prescription labels handed out by pharmacists ... in taking medication, according to new research by ... Institute for the Blind)., The study, published recently ... that labels on prescription medications dispensed by pharmacies ... legibility. , By simply following recommended guidelines for ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... diseases has risen dramatically in Western societies. One frequently ... microorganisms and have fewer infections than previous generations, thereby ... by researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, monitored ... of the immune system in relation to allergic disease. ... the Vstra Gtaland Region, half of them on farms ...
(Date:7/8/2014)... Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Lawrence ... to develop an implantable neural device with the ... brain to help restore memory, DARPA officials announced ... understanding that memory is a process in which ... information, store it and retrieve it. Certain types ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients, UT Southwestern study finds 2Health News:MyChart use skyrocketing among cancer patients, UT Southwestern study finds 3Health News:Rotten egg gas holds key to healthcare therapies 2Health News:Most prescription labels fail to meet guidelines, risking dosage errors 2Health News:DARPA selects Lawrence Livermore to develop world's first neural device to restore memory 2Health News:DARPA selects Lawrence Livermore to develop world's first neural device to restore memory 3
... Calif., March 10 ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the Cowen and Company 29th Annual Health Care Conference ... 2009, in Boston, MA.ISTA,s President and Chief Executive Officer, ... the Company,s commercial and clinical progress. To access the ...
... 10 Orthocrat, Ltd. announced today that OAD ... OrthoFlow workflow solution. OrthoFlow is designed to save ... exam room to exam room, seeing large volumes of patients ... simply swipes his badge over a reader, and the images ...
... Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that three genes ... normally involved in several fundamental processes in the cell. This ... life and principally affect children and young people. , A ... investigated in the work presented in the thesis. This family ...
... Waterlase(TM), DIAGNOdent Laser Technology and the First Comprehensive Dental ... Area residents now have access to the latest ... all in a luxurious spa environment designed for relaxation ... and general dentist, designed her first Northern Westchester location, ...
... The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced that Susan G. Komen ... space in its D.C. headquarters, located at 901 E Street, ... Fenty, Pew has dedicated the vast majority of its building ... first "nonprofit village.""Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) has been ...
... Health Plan Members Drop Coverage for Multiple Reasons; ... Necessary to Reduce Disenrollment and Improve Balance SheetORLANDO, ... behalf of ConnextionsHealth provides both good and bad ... properly managing member disenrollment delivers a significant, positive ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:'Swipe Card, See Image': OAD Orthopaedics Improves Clinical Workflow with OrthoFlow 2Health News:Rearrangements of multifunctional genes cause cancer in children and young people 2Health News:High-Tech Meets Luxury at New Dental Practice: Introducing Westchester Smile Design 2Health News:Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Signs Lease at Pew's Nonprofit Village 2Health News:Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Signs Lease at Pew's Nonprofit Village 3Health News:Common Approaches to Member Retention by Health Insurance Plans are Ineffective, New Study Shows 2Health News:Common Approaches to Member Retention by Health Insurance Plans are Ineffective, New Study Shows 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Most osteoporosis patients want a choice in ... survey* sponsored by Mission Pharmacal Company. The survey, conducted ... online support community, revealed that 74 percent of osteoporosis ... a form other than a pill or a tablet. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. , Jan. 15, 2014  Celsion Corporation (the ... it has received commitments from institutional investors to purchase ... common stock in an at-the-market registered direct offering, led ... Company entered into definitive purchase agreements with these investors ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers and distributors ... able to protect their most important business assets, ... ) Because of the highly-competitive ... remains one of the most litigious industry sectors ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2
... Phase III Studies With Ofatumumab, Zalutumumab and Zanolimumab, ... (OMX:,GEN) reports today that the last patient to ... in the pivotal Phase III clinical trial,of ofatumumab ... received the last scheduled treatment., In order ...
... Company to Host Conference Call/Webcast at 8:30 a.m. ... May 28 Alfacell Corporation,(Nasdaq: ACEL ) ... from its confirmatory Phase IIIb clinical trial of ... significance for the,primary endpoint of survival in unresectable ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Genmab Announces Updates on Phase III Cancer Studies 2Genmab Announces Updates on Phase III Cancer Studies 3Alfacell Corporation Announces Preliminary Results From ONCONASE(R) Phase IIIb Clinical Trial 2Alfacell Corporation Announces Preliminary Results From ONCONASE(R) Phase IIIb Clinical Trial 3Alfacell Corporation Announces Preliminary Results From ONCONASE(R) Phase IIIb Clinical Trial 4Alfacell Corporation Announces Preliminary Results From ONCONASE(R) Phase IIIb Clinical Trial 5
... generation of Urocap, features automatic ... stopping and printing. The advanced ... with superior low flow rate ... ICS nomenclature normative comparisons to ...
... Stents combine a unique polymer material that ... shape with a chemically bonded wettable solution ... is a stent that satisfies the need ... Lubri-Flex® is available in a wide variety ...
... The Pathfinder Chlamydia Culture ... reliable staining of intracellular ... reticulate bodies) in tissue ... antibody used in this ...
... a direct antigen detection system, that can use ... and monoclonal antibodies to detect RSV directly in ... and reproducibility of monoclonal antibodies with the speed ... are availalbe within 90 minutes. The Pathfinder RSV ...
Medicine Products: