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Dyslexic and normal readers' eye movements

  • Dyslexic and normal readers' eye movements were compared while tracking a moving fixation point and in reading. Contrary to previous reports, the dyslexic and normal readers did not differ in their number of saccades, percentage of regressions, or stability of fixations in the tracking task. Thus, defective oculomotor control was not associated with or a causal factor in dyslexia, and the dyslexics' abnormal eye movements in reading must be related to differences in higher cognitive processes. However, individual differences in oculmotor efficiency, independent of reading ability, were found within both the dyslexic and normal groups, and these differences were correlated in reading and tracking tasks.

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Author:Richard K. Olson, Reinhold KlieglORCiDGND, Brian J. Davidson
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Humanwissenschaftliche Reihe (paper 167)
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:1983
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2010/01/26
Source:Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 9 (1983) 5, S. 816-825, ISSN 1939-1277, DOI 10.1037/0096-1523.9.5.816
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Psychologie
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie / 15 Psychologie / 150 Psychologie
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
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The original publication is within the university network available at web.ebscohost.com:
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. - 9 (1983) Issue 5, p. 816-825
ISSN 1939-1277
DOI 10.1037/0096-1523.9.5.816