Measuring word recognition in reading: eye movements and event-related potentials

Sereno, S.C. and Rayner, K. (2003) Measuring word recognition in reading: eye movements and event-related potentials. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7(11), pp. 489-493. (doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2003.09.010)

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Abstract

The investigation of visual word recognition has been a major accomplishment of cognitive science. Two on-line methodologies, eye movements and event-related potentials, stand out in the search for the holy grail - an absolute time measure of when, how and why we recognize visual words while reading. Although each technique has its own experimental limitations, we suggest, by means of review and comparison, that these two methodologies can be used in complementary ways to produce a better picture of the mental action we call reading.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sereno, Dr Sara
Authors: Sereno, S.C., and Rayner, K.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Trends in Cognitive Sciences
ISSN:1364-6613
ISSN (Online):1879-307X
Published Online:04 October 2003

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