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Title: Reading disappearing text: Cognitive control of eye movements
Authors: Rayner, K.
Liversedge, S.P.
White, Sarah J.
Vergilino-Perez, D.
First Published: Jul-2003
Publisher: Sage
Citation: Psychological Science, 2003, 14 (4), pp. 385-388
Abstract: Participants read sentences containing high- or low-frequency target words under normal reading conditions or disappearing-text conditions (in which the word that was fixated disappeared after 60 ms). Even though the fixated word had disappeared after 60 ms, there was still a robust frequency effect wherein readers fixated longer on low-frequency words than on high-frequency words. Thus, the results are consistent with cognitive-control models of eye movement control and inconsistent with visual/oculomotor-control models. Although the uptake of visual information is clearly important for reading, it is the cognitive processes associated with understanding the fixated words that drive the eyes through the text.
DOI Link: 10.1111/1467-9280.24483
ISSN: 0956-7976
eISSN: 1467-9280
Version: Post print
Status: Peer reviewed
Type: Article
Rights: © 2003 American Psychological Society. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
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