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Fundamental processes in the reading and comprehension of written language: Study of the regulation of fixation duration in a simplified reading task / Processus fondamentaux en œuvre dans la lecture et la compréhension du langage écrit: Etude de la régulation des durées de fixation dans une tâche de lecture simplifiée

Three Ss counted the number of times a target letter appeared in a letter series. The amount of information available in peripheral vision about the next letter was varied by altering the size of the space following the letter. Fixation on the next letter was longer when the preceding space was large rather than small. Results indicate that the length of time a letter was fixated depended on the amount of previous peripheral preprocessing and the amount of information that had to be extracted from a given fixation; i.e., fixations on target letters were longer than on nontarget letters. The distributions of fixations also depended on peripheral preprocessing. Data demonstrate that fixation duration and saccade size in a reading-like task are controlled on a moment-to-moment basis. (6 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)



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