SWIFT: A Dynamical Model of Saccade Generation during Reading

  • Mathematical models have become an important tool for understanding the control of eye movements during reading. Main goals of the development of the SWIFT model (Engbert, Longtin, & Kliegl, 2002)were to investigate the possibility of spatially distributed processing and to implement a general mechanism for all types of eye movements we observe in reading experiments. Here, we present an advanced version of SWIFT which integrates properties of the oculomotor system and effects of word recognition to explain many of the experimental phenomena faced in reading research. We propose new procedures for the estimation of model parameters and for the test of the model’s performance. A mathematical analysis of the dynamics of the SWIFT model is presented. Finally, within this framework, we present an analysis of the transition from parallel to serial processing.

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Author:Ralf Engbert, Antje Nuthmann, Eike M. Richter, Reinhold Kliegl
Series (Serial Number):Postprints der Universität Potsdam : Humanwissenschaftliche Reihe (paper 254)
Document Type:Postprint
Year of Completion:2005
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2011/12/13
Source:Psychological Review. - ISSN 0033-295X. - 112 (2005), 4, S. 777-813
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Psychologie
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 the artical first published in:
Psychological Review