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Decision and metrics of refixations in reading isolated words.

Eye movements were recorded during the reading of long words presented in isolation. Overall, the decision to refixate was found to depend on both length and frequency of the word, while refixation amplitude depended only on word length. This finding corroborates the assumption that most refixation saccades are preplanned on the basis of the parafoveal word length. However, cancellation of such a plan is possible and could be linked to the lexical processing during the first fixation into the word. Finally, a small proportion of refixations are corrective saccades, related to an oculomotor error. Theoretical implications for models of eye movement control during reading are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)