ERIC Number: EJ774250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Tracking the Mind during Reading via Eye Movements: Comments on Kliegl, Nuthmann, and Engbert (2006)
Rayner, Keith; Pollatsek, Alexander; Drieghe, Denis; Slattery, Timothy J.; Reichle, Erik D.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, v136 n3 p520-529 Aug 2007
R. Kliegl, A. Nuthmann, and R. Engbert reported an impressive set of data analyses dealing with the influence of the prior, present, and next word on the duration of the current eye fixation during reading. They argued that outcomes of their regression analyses indicate that lexical processing is distributed across a number of words during reading. The authors of this comment question their conclusions and address 4 different issues: (a) whether there is evidence for distributed lexical processing, (b) whether so-called parafoveal-on-foveal effects are widespread, (c) the role of correlational analyses in reading research, and (d) problems in their analyses because they use only cases in which words are fixated exactly once.
Descriptors: Reading Research, Human Body, Eye Movements, Language Processing, Multiple Regression Analysis, Correlation, Data Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Reading)
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305G020006