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Manual Dexterity is not Related to Media Viewing but is Related to Perceptual Bias in School-Age Children

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Neurorehabilitation Research Center, Kio University, Nara 635-0832, Japan
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Graduate School of Health Science, Kio University, Nara 635-0832, Japan
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Department of Rehabilitation, Nishide Clinic, Osaka 532-0002, Japan
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Department of Rehabilitation, Higashi Osaka Yamaji Hospital, Osaka 578-0925, Japan
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Department of Home-Visit Rehabilitation, Ishida Clinic, Osaka 592-0002, Japan
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Graduate School of Clinical Education & The Center for the Study of Child Development, Institute for Education, Mukogawa Women’s University, Hyogo 663-8558, Japan
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Department of Neuropsychiatry, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo 160-8582, Japan
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Brain Sci. 2020, 10(2), 100; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci10020100
Received: 4 February 2020 / Revised: 12 February 2020 / Accepted: 12 February 2020 / Published: 13 February 2020
Although the media can have both negative and positive effects on children’s cognitive and motor functions, its influence on their perceptual bias and manual dexterity is unclear. Thus, we investigated the association between media viewing time, media preference level, perceptual bias, and manual dexterity in 100 school-aged children. Questionnaires completed by children and their parents were used to ascertain media viewing time and preference levels. Perceptual bias and manual dexterity were measured using the visual-tactile temporal order judgment task and Movement Assessment Battery for Children—2nd edition, respectively. There were significant positive correlations between age and media viewing time and between media viewing time and media preference level. There was also a significant negative correlation between visual bias and manual dexterity. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis revealed that increasing visual bias was a significant predictor of decreasing manual dexterity. Further, children with low manual dexterity showed significant visual bias compared to those with high manual dexterity, when matched for age and gender. The present results demonstrated that, in school-aged children, although viewing media was not associated with perceptual bias and manual dexterity, there was a significant association between perceptual bias and manual dexterity.
Keywords: manual dexterity; media preference level; media viewing time; perceptual bias; school-age children; temporal order judgment (TOJ) task manual dexterity; media preference level; media viewing time; perceptual bias; school-age children; temporal order judgment (TOJ) task
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Nobusako, S.; Tsujimoto, T.; Sakai, A.; Shuto, T.; Furukawa, E.; Osumi, M.; Nakai, A.; Maeda, T.; Morioka, S. Manual Dexterity is not Related to Media Viewing but is Related to Perceptual Bias in School-Age Children. Brain Sci. 2020, 10, 100.

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