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Mislocated fixations can account for parafoveal-on-foveal effects in eye movements during reading

Mislocated fixations can account for parafoveal-on-foveal effects in eye movements during reading
Mislocated fixations can account for parafoveal-on-foveal effects in eye movements during reading
Contrasting predictions of serial and parallel views on the processing of foveal and parafoveal information during reading were tested. A high-frequency adjective (young) was followed by either a high-frequency wordn (child) or a low-frequency wordn (tenor), which in turn was followed by either a correct (performing) or an orthographic illegal wordn + 1 (pxvforming) as a parafoveal preview. A limited parafoveal-on-foveal effect was observed: There were inflated fixation times on wordn when the preview of wordn + 1 was orthographically illegal. However, this parafoveal-on-foveal effect was (a) independent of the frequency of wordn, (b) restricted to those instances when the eyes were very close to wordn + 1, and (c) associated with relatively long prior saccades. These observations are all compatible with a mislocated fixation account in which parafoveal-on-foveal effects result from saccadic undershoots of wordn + 1 and with a serial model of eye movement control during reading.
1747-0218
1239-1249
Drieghe, Denis
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Rayner, Keith
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Pollatsek, Alexander
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Drieghe, Denis
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Rayner, Keith
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Pollatsek, Alexander
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Drieghe, Denis, Rayner, Keith and Pollatsek, Alexander (2008) Mislocated fixations can account for parafoveal-on-foveal effects in eye movements during reading. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology , 61 (8), 1239-1249. (doi:10.1080/17470210701467953).

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Contrasting predictions of serial and parallel views on the processing of foveal and parafoveal information during reading were tested. A high-frequency adjective (young) was followed by either a high-frequency wordn (child) or a low-frequency wordn (tenor), which in turn was followed by either a correct (performing) or an orthographic illegal wordn + 1 (pxvforming) as a parafoveal preview. A limited parafoveal-on-foveal effect was observed: There were inflated fixation times on wordn when the preview of wordn + 1 was orthographically illegal. However, this parafoveal-on-foveal effect was (a) independent of the frequency of wordn, (b) restricted to those instances when the eyes were very close to wordn + 1, and (c) associated with relatively long prior saccades. These observations are all compatible with a mislocated fixation account in which parafoveal-on-foveal effects result from saccadic undershoots of wordn + 1 and with a serial model of eye movement control during reading.

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Published date: August 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 144739
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/144739
ISSN: 1747-0218
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