Colors, colored overlays, and reading skills

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Arcangelo eUccula; Mauro eEnna; Claudio eMulatti;

In this article, we are concerned with the role of colors in reading written texts. It has been argued that colored overlays applied above written texts positively influence both reading fluency and reading speed. These effects would be particularly evident for those in... View more
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