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Title: Eye movements and brain electric potentials during reading
Authors: Kliegl, R.
Dambacher, Michael
Dimigen, O.
Jacobs, A. M.
Sommer, W.
First Published: 14-Sep-2011
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
Citation: Psychological Research, 2012, 76 (2), pp. 145-158
Abstract: The development of theories and computational models of reading requires an understanding of processing constraints, in particular of timelines related to word recognition and oculomotor control. Timelines of word recognition are usually determined with event-related potentials (ERPs) recorded under conditions of serial visual presentation (SVP) of words; timelines of oculomotor control are derived from parameters of eye movements (EMs) during natural reading. We describe two strategies to integrate these approaches. One is to collect ERPs and EMs in separate SVP and natural reading experiments for the same experimental material (but different subjects). The other strategy is to co-register EMs and ERPs during natural reading from the same subjects. Both strategies yield data that allow us to determine how lexical properties influence ERPs (e.g., the N400 component) and EMs (e.g., fixation durations) across neighboring words. We review our recent research on the effects of frequency and predictability of words on both EM and ERP measures with reference to current models of eye-movement control during reading. Results are in support of the proposition that lexical access is distributed across several fixations and across brain-electric potentials measured on neighboring words.
DOI Link: 10.1007/s00426-011-0376-x
ISSN: 0340-0727
eISSN: 1430-2772
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © Springer-Verlag 2011. The final publication is available at Springer via Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour

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