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ERIC Number: EJ777475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0096-1523
Preview Benefit and Parafoveal-on-Foveal Effects from Word N + 2
Kliegl, Reinhold; Risse, Sarah; Laubrock, Jochen
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, v33 n5 p1250-1255 Oct 2007
Using the gaze-contingent boundary paradigm with the boundary placed after word n, the experiment manipulated preview of word n + 2 for fixations on word n. There was no preview benefit for 1st-pass reading on word n + 2, replicating the results of K. Rayner, B. J. Juhasz, and S. J. Brown (2007), but there was a preview benefit on the 3-letter word n + 1, that is, after the boundary but before word n + 2. Additionally, both word n + 1 and word n + 2 exhibited parafoveal-on-foveal effects on word n. Thus, during a fixation on word n and given a short word n + 1, some information is extracted from word n + 2, supporting the hypothesis of distributed processing in the perceptual span.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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