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Title: Spontaneous re-reading within sentences: Eye movement control and visual sampling
Authors: White, Sarah J.
Lantz, Laura M. T.
Paterson, Kevin B.
First Published: Feb-2017
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Citation: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2017, 43(2), pp. 395-413.
Abstract: Three experiments examine the role of previously read text in sentence comprehension and the control of eye movements during spontaneous re-reading. Spontaneous re-reading begins with a regressive saccade and involves re-inspection of previously read text. All three experiments employed the gaze contingent change technique to modulate the availability of previously read text. In Experiment 1 previously read text was permanently masked either immediately to the left of the fixated word (beyond wordn) or more than one word to the left (beyond wordn-1). The results of Experiment 1 indicate that the availability of the word immediately to the left (wordn-1) is important for comprehension. Experiments 2 and 3 further explored the role of previously read text beyond wordn-1. In these studies text beyond wordn-1 was replaced, retaining only word length information, or word length and shape information. Following a regression back within a sentence, meaningful text either re-appeared or remained unavailable during re-reading. The experiments show that the visual format of text beyond wordn-1 (the parafoveal postview) is important for triggering regressions. The results also indicate that, as least for more complex sentences, the availability of meaningful text is important in driving eye movement control during re-reading.
DOI Link: 10.1037/xhp0000307
ISSN: 0096-1523
eISSN: 1939-1277
Links: http://psycnet.apa.org/index.cfm?fa=search.displayrecord&uid=2016-56880-001
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/38271
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2017, American Psychological Association. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
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