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ERIC Number: ED014396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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PERCEPTUAL SYSTEMS IN READING--PREDICTION OF A TEMPORAL EYE-VOICE SPAN CONSTANT. FINAL REPORT.
GEYER, JOHN JACOB
A DOCTORAL DISSERTATION WHICH EXPLORES THE CLASSICAL THEORY OF PERCEPTION IN READING IS REPORTED. THE FACTS REPORTED IN PERCEPTUAL RESEARCH ARE REALIGNED IN TERMS OF CERTAIN PREMISES OF GENERAL OPEN SYSTEMS THEORY AS UTILIZED BY THE SUBSTRATA-FACTOR THEORY AND THE PARTICULAR POINT OF VIEW OF THE INFORMATION THEORIST BROADBENT TO PRODUCE A NEW HEURISTIC MODEL OF PERCEPTION. THE MODEL WHICH SATISFACTORILY EXPLAINED THE KNOWN FACTS WAS THEN USED TO PREDICT NEW FACTS AND RELATIONSHIPS. TWO HYPOTHESES WERE TESTED. (1) DURING SMOOTH ORAL READING, THE TEMPORAL EYE-VOICE SPAN WILL REMAIN VIRTUALLY CONSTANT, AND THE PERIOD OF TIME SEPARATING THE EYE AND VOICE WILL APPROXIMATE 1 SECOND. (2) IN THOSE SITUATIONS WHERE AN INTERRUPTION OF SMOOTH, BALANCED READING OCCURS, THE EYE WILL TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION FOLLOWING WHICH THE SYSTEMS WILL QUICKLY REESTABLISH THE PREINTERRUPTION BALANCE. DATA WERE DERIVED FROM 1,465 EYE-VOICE SPAN PAIRINGS FURNISHED BY EIGHT SUBJECTS READING THREE PASSAGES ALOUD BEFORE THE GILBERT EYE-MOVEMENT CAMERA. EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURES AND MATERIALS ARE DESCRIBED, AND RESULTS ARE DISCUSSED. BOTH HYPOTHESES WERE SUPPORTED. SUGGESTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH, TABLES, FIGURES, TEMPORAL EYE-VOICE SPAN CHARTS FOR EACH SUBJECT FOR PASSAGE 4, AND AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS ORDER NO. 67-8562 FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106, FOR $3.00 IN MICROFILM AND $8.80 IN HARD COPY. (RH)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA