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Convenient Fixation Location Within Isolated Words of Different Length and Structure: Correction

Reports an error in the original article by J. K. O'Regan et al (Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 1984, Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 250-257). The fourth author is incorrectly associated with the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique; Brugaillere's sole affiliation is with Rene Descartes University. On page 250 in the third sentence of the abstract, the phrase "between the third and fifth letter" should be replaced by the phrase "slightly left of the middle." In the, last sentence of the abstract, the words "beginning or the end" should be replaced by "end rather than at the beginning." On page 255 (lines 8-9 in the right-hand column), the F ratio should be 15.02 instead of 8.22, and the p value should be .005 instead of .025. (The following abstract of this article originally appeared in record 1985-00404-001): Studied the effect of eye fixation location in tasks simpler than reading in 3 experiments with 38 university students. In Exp I, Ss completed a word naming task; naming latency was measured as a function of the location the eye first fixated in the word. In Exp II, the dependent measure was gaze duration, defined as total time fixating the word and measured as a function of the 1st location fixated. In Exp III, Ss' gaze duration was measured to investigate how the fixation location effect depended on the lexical structure of the words. Results show that viewing position effect was at least partially determined by ongoing lexical processing but that fixation location effect took a different form when the most informative part of the word occurred at the beginning or end of the word. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)



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