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A challenge to current theories of eye movements in reading

(from the chapter) purpose of the present study was to precisely lay out and to test the predictions of 2 recent theories of eye movements in reading as concerns the within-word eye behavior: 'attention-type' theories where the main determinant of eye movements is the on-going visual and linguistic processing of the encountered words, and the 'Strategy-Tactics' theory where pre-determined oculomotor strategies are the main driving force of the eyes during reading / examine only the question of the determinants of the probability of refixating words (or probability of making additional fixations after the initial one), and the durations of individual fixations / [Ss were adults and 5th grade children] (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)