Carleton Author

Greenberg, Seth N.

Department

Psychology

Journal Title

Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Publication Date

2006

Month/Season

June

First Page

987

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Last Page

995

File Name

064_Greenberg-Seth_TheImpactOfLetterDetectionOnEyeMovementPatternsDuringReading.pdf

Abstract

A comparison was made between reading tasks performed with and without the additional requirement of detecting target letters. At issue was whether eye movement measures are affected by the additional requirement of detection. Global comparisons showed robust effects of task type with longer fixations and fewer word skippings when letter detection was required. Detailed analyses of target words, however, further showed that reading with and without letter detection yielded virtually identical effects of word class and text predictability for word-skipping rate and similar effects for different word viewing duration measures. The overall oculomotor pattern suggested that detection does not substantially shift normal reading movements in response to lexical cues and thereby indicated that detection tasks are informative about word and specifically word class processing in normal reading.

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Yellow

Preprint Archiving

Yes

Postprint Archiving

Yes (12-18 month embargo)

Publisher PDF Archiving

No

Contributing Organization

Carleton College

Type

Article

Format

application/pdf

Language

English

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Psychology Commons

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