publication . Article . 2016

Silent reading of music and texts; eye movements and integrative reading mechanisms

Cara, Michel André; Gómez, Gabriela;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 Oct 2016 Journal: Journal of Eye Movement Research (issn: 1995-8692, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: eyemovement.org
Abstract
This study investigates to what extent structural units defined by physical and structural markers elicit different eye movement patterns when reading contrasting stimuli of music and verbal texts. Eye movements were tracked and compared in ten musicians undergoing Bachelor’s degrees as they silently read six texts and six pieces of music for piano: the music was contemporary, in modal style, and the style of the texts was informative and literary. Participants were music students at Universidad de Chile studying for Bachelor’s degrees. Information integration for both local (intrasentence/phrase) and global (intersentence/phrase) levels of processing was assess...
Subjects
free text keywords: Eye-movements, integrative mechanisms, music reading, text reading, working memory, spatial memory, saccades, eye-tracking, visual memory
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