Head and Coordination


  • Dr. Sebastian P. Korinth


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01/2009 - 09/2014

Project LeA

Learning Acceleration

The project LeA examined the manipulation of reading and calculating performance based on the acceleration phenomenon.

The project LeA (Learning Acceleration) was concerned with the acceleration phenomenon initially discovered by the Israeli scientist Zvia Breznitz (1987). She was able to show that the acceleration of the individual reading rate leads to fewer reading errors and improved behavioral performance. It was the aim of Project LeA to transfer the acceleration phenomenon to the German language. Furthermore, additional studies are supposed to show to what extent the phenomenon can also be found in other cognitive areas (e.g., mathematics).

Selected Publications

Nagler, T. (2012). The Acceleration Phenomenon. Investigating Factors Influencing its Effectiveness. Dissertation, Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main.

Nagler, T., Korinth, S. P., Linkersdörfer, J., Lonnemann, J., Rump, B., Hasselhorn, M., & Lindberg, S. (2015). Text-fading based training leads to transfer effects on children's sentence reading fluency. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:119. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00119

Nagler, T., Lonnemann, J., Linkersdörfer, J., Hasselhorn, M., & Lindberg, S. (2014). The impact of reading material's lexical accessibility on text fading effects in children's reading performance. Reading and Writing, 27, 841-853. doi:10.1007/s11145-013-9468-x