publication . Article . 2010

The frequency-predictability interaction in reading: It depends where you're coming from

Christopher J. Hand; Sébastien Miellet; Patrick J. O'Donnell; Sara C. Sereno;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2010
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
A word’s frequency of occurrence and its predictability from a prior context are key factors determining how long the eyes remain on that word in normal reading. Past reaction-time and eye movement research can be distinguished by whether these variables, when combined, produce interactive or additive results, respectively. Our study addressed possible methodological limitations of prior experiments. Initial results showed additive effects of frequency and predictability. However, we additionally examined launch site (the distance from the pretarget fixation to the target) to index the extent of parafoveal target processing. Analyses revealed both additive and i...
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free text keywords: Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Behavioral Neuroscience, Fixation (psychology), Psychology, Predictability, Communication, business.industry, business, Eye movement, Experimental psychology, Word lists by frequency, Perception, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Cognition
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