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Eye movements and word skipping during reading revisited

Eye movements and word skipping during reading revisited
Eye movements and word skipping during reading revisited
Two experiments examined word skipping in reading. In Experiment 1, skipping rates were higher for a preview of a predictable word than for a visually similar nonword, indicating full recognition in parafoveal vision. In Experiment 2, foveal load was manipulated by varying the frequency of the word preceding either a 3-letter target word or a misspelled preview. There was again a higher skipping rate for a correct preview, and a lower skipping rate when there was a high foveal load, but there was no interaction, and the pattern of effects in fixation times was the same as in the skipping data. Experiment 2 also showed significant skipping of nonwords similar to the target word, indicating skipping based on partial information.
0096-1523
954-969
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 (2005) Eye movements and word skipping during reading revisited. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 31 (5), 954-969. (doi:10.1037/0096-1523.31.5.954).

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Two experiments examined word skipping in reading. In Experiment 1, skipping rates were higher for a preview of a predictable word than for a visually similar nonword, indicating full recognition in parafoveal vision. In Experiment 2, foveal load was manipulated by varying the frequency of the word preceding either a 3-letter target word or a misspelled preview. There was again a higher skipping rate for a correct preview, and a lower skipping rate when there was a high foveal load, but there was no interaction, and the pattern of effects in fixation times was the same as in the skipping data. Experiment 2 also showed significant skipping of nonwords similar to the target word, indicating skipping based on partial information.

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Published date: October 2005

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Local EPrints ID: 145107
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/145107
ISSN: 0096-1523
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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:06

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