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    The role of global top-down factors in local eye-movement control in reading

    Radach, Ralph and Huestegge, Lynn and Reilly, Ronan (2008) The role of global top-down factors in local eye-movement control in reading. Psychological Research, 72. pp. 675-688. ISSN 0340-0727

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    Although the development of the field of reading has been impressive, there are a number of issues that still require much more attention. One of these concerns the variability of skilled reading within the individual. This paper explores the topic in three ways: (1) it quantifies the extent to which, two factors, the specific reading task (comprehension vs. word verification) and the format of reading material (sentence vs. passage) influence the temporal aspects of reading as expressed in word-viewing durations; (2) it examines whether they also affect visuomotor aspects of eye-movement control; and (3) determine whether they can modulate local lexical processing. The results reveal reading as a dynamic, interactive process involving semi-autonomous modules, with top-down influences clearly evident in the eye-movement record.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite this article as: Radach, R., Huestegge, L. & Reilly, R. Psychological Research (2008) 72: 675. doi:10.1007/s00426-008-0173-3
    Keywords: global top-down factors; local eye-movement control; reading;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 8197
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    Depositing User: Prof. Ronan Reilly
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2017 14:54
    Journal or Publication Title: Psychological Research
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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