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The average duration of eye fixations in reading places constraints on the time for lexical processing. Data from event related potential (ERP) studies of word recognition can illuminate stages of processing within a single fixation on a word. In the present study, high and low frequency regular and exception words were used as targets in an eye movement reading experiment and a high-density electrode ERP lexical decision experiment. Effects of lexicality (words vs pseudowords vs consonant strings), word frequency (high vs low frequency) and word regularity (regular vs exception spelling-sound correspondence) were examined. Results suggest a very early time-course for these aspects of lexical processing within the context of a single eye fixation.
|Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:||Sereno, Dr Sara|
|Authors:||Sereno, S.C., Rayner, K., and Posner, M.I.|
|College/School:||College of Science and Engineering > School of Psychology|
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
|Publisher:||Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|