Parafoveal processing in reading: Manipulating n+1 and n+2 previews simultaneously

  • The boundary paradigm (Rayner, 1975) with a novel preview manipulation was used to examine the extent of parafoveal processing of words to the right of fixation. Words n+1 and n+2 had either correct or incorrect previews prior to fixation (prior to crossing the boundary location). In addition, the manipulation utilized either a high or low frequency word in word n+1 location on the assumption that it would be more likely that n+2 preview effects could be obtained when word n+1 was high frequency. The primary findings were that there was no evidence for a preview benefit for word n+2 and no evidence for parafoveal-on-foveal effects when word n+1 is at least four letters long. We discuss implications for models of eye-movement control in reading.

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Author:Bernhard Angele, Timothy J. Slattery, Jinmian Yang, Reinhold KlieglORCiDGND, Keith Rayner
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Humanwissenschaftliche Reihe (paper 251)
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:2008
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2011/12/13
Source:Visual Cognition. - ISSN 1350-6285. - 16 (2008), 6, S. 697-707
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Psychologie
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Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Licence (German):License LogoKeine Nutzungslizenz vergeben - es gilt das deutsche Urheberrecht
Notes extern:This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published as:
Angele, Bernhard, Slattery, Timothy J., Yang, Jinmian, Kliegl, Reinhold and Rayner, Keith (2008): Parafoveal processing in reading: Manipulating n+1 and n+2 previews simultaneously. Visual Cognition, 16:6, 697 — 707.
DOI: 10.1080/13506280802009704
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