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Oculomotor and linguistic processing effects in reading dynamic horizontally scrolling text

Oculomotor and linguistic processing effects in reading dynamic horizontally scrolling text
Oculomotor and linguistic processing effects in reading dynamic horizontally scrolling text

Two experiments are reported investigating oculomotor behavior and linguistic processing when reading dynamic horizontally scrolling text (compared to reading normal static text). Three factors known to modulate processing time in normal reading were investigated: Word length and word frequency were examined in Experiment 1, and target word predictability in Experiment 2. An analysis of global oculomotor behavior across the 2 experiments showed that participants made fewer and longer fixations when reading scrolling text, with shorter progressive and regressive saccades between these fixations. Comparisons of the linguistic manipulations showed evidence of a dissociation between word-level and sentence-level processing. Word-level processing (Experiment 1) was preserved for the dynamic scrolling text condition with no difference in length and frequency effects between scrolling and static text formats. However, sentence-level integration (Experiment 2) was reduced for scrolling compared to static text in that we obtained no early facilitation effect for predictable words under scrolling text conditions.

Eye-movements, Reading, Scrolling text
0096-1523
518-536
Harvey, Hannah
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Godwin, Hayward J.
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Liversedge, Simon P.
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Harvey, Hannah, Godwin, Hayward J., Fitzsimmons, Gemma, Liversedge, Simon P. and Walker, Robin (2017) Oculomotor and linguistic processing effects in reading dynamic horizontally scrolling text. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 43 (3), 518-536. (doi:10.1037/xhp0000329).

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Abstract

Two experiments are reported investigating oculomotor behavior and linguistic processing when reading dynamic horizontally scrolling text (compared to reading normal static text). Three factors known to modulate processing time in normal reading were investigated: Word length and word frequency were examined in Experiment 1, and target word predictability in Experiment 2. An analysis of global oculomotor behavior across the 2 experiments showed that participants made fewer and longer fixations when reading scrolling text, with shorter progressive and regressive saccades between these fixations. Comparisons of the linguistic manipulations showed evidence of a dissociation between word-level and sentence-level processing. Word-level processing (Experiment 1) was preserved for the dynamic scrolling text condition with no difference in length and frequency effects between scrolling and static text formats. However, sentence-level integration (Experiment 2) was reduced for scrolling compared to static text in that we obtained no early facilitation effect for predictable words under scrolling text conditions.

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Accepted/In Press date: 17 September 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 12 January 2017
Published date: 1 March 2017
Keywords: Eye-movements, Reading, Scrolling text
Organisations: Research Performance, Cognition

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Local EPrints ID: 407806
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/407806
ISSN: 0096-1523
PURE UUID: 1372cbde-21c4-4fb3-af1f-1cae79f6470c
ORCID for Gemma Fitzsimmons: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4519-0499

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Date deposited: 26 Apr 2017 01:10
Last modified: 15 Aug 2019 01:02

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