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Some temporal characteristics of processing during reading

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Title: Some temporal characteristics of processing during reading
Author(s): McConkie, G. W.; Underwood, N. R.; Zola, D.
Subject(s): eye movement fixations saccades attentional scan reading
Abstract: College students read passages displayed on a cathode-ray tube as their eye movements were being monitored. During occasional fixations all letters to the left of the directly fixated letter or all letters more than four to the right of the fixated letter were replaced by other letters. This replacement occurred either for only the first 100 ms of the fixation or only after the first 100 ms of the fixation. The eye movement data indicated that the eyes can respond to change in the visual stimulus within less than 100 ms, and to orthographic irregularity in the text within less than 160 ms. No evidence was found for a left-to-right attentional scan during a fixation. The results were interpreted within the framework of a chronology of processing events occurring during a fixation in reading.
Issue Date: 1985-03
Publisher: Champaign, Ill. : University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Center for the Study of Reading.Cambridge, Mass. : Bolt Beranek and Newman, Inc.
Series/Report: Center for the Study of Reading Technical Report ; no. 331
Genre: Technical Report
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/31258
Rights Information: Copyright 1985 Board of Trustees University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS: 2012-05-30
Identifier in Online Catalog: 5305252
OCLC Identifier: 42749025
 

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