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ERIC Number: ED105376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Ocular-Motor Function and Information Processing: Implications for the Reading Process.
Leisman, Gerald; Schwartz, Joddy
This paper discusses the dichotomy between continually moving eyes and the lack of blurred visual experience. A discontinuous model of visual perception is proposed, with the discontinuities being phase and temporally related to saccadic eye movements. It is further proposed that deviant duration and angular velocity characteristics of saccades in patients with hypertonic motor impairment relate to information processing deficits. Stabilized retinal images of stimuli, which bypass the effects of deviant patterns of scanning and fixation in the model, significantly increase the ability of these patients to actively recall information presented for durations of less than three seconds, which is essentially greater than the duration of the single scan during reading. Implications of the informational components of evoked potentials and electrophysiology, for diagnosis of status of fundamental reading skills, figure-ground perception, objective refraction, and visual perception in general are discussed. Also, therapeutic intervention in basic deficits in the reading process is examined. (Author/WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (20th, New York City, May 13-16, 1975)