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Orthographic familiarity influences initial eye fixation positions in reading.

Liversedge, S. and White, S. J. (2004) 'Orthographic familiarity influences initial eye fixation positions in reading.', European journal of cognitive psychology., 16 (1-2). 52 - 78.

Abstract

An important issue in the understanding of eye movements in reading is what kind of nonfoveal information can influence where we move our eyes. In Experiment 1, first fixation landing positions were nearer the beginning of misspelled words. Experiment 2 showed that the informativeness of word beginnings does not influence where words are first fixated. In both experiments, refixations were more likely to be to the left of the initial fixation position if the words were misspelled. Also, there was no influence of spelling on prior fixation durations or refixation probabilities, that is, there was no evidence for parafoveal-on-foveal effects. The results show that the orthographic familiarity, but not informativeness, of word initial letter sequences influences where words are first fixated.

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Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09541440340000204
Record Created:23 Mar 2007
Last Modified:08 Apr 2009 16:28

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