Binocular fixations: What happens when each eye looks at a different word?

Hamutal Kreiner, R. Shillcock

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Abstract

Recent studies show that the eyes often don't fixate on the same location during reading. We investigated this phenomenon using binocular recordings of eye-movements from a large English corpus of newspaper articles. While most binocular fixations fall within the same word, in many cases words are fixated by one eye and skipped by the other, and in others the two eyes fixate adjacent but different words. We investigated how visuo-motor (launch-site, word length) and linguistic factors (frequency, predictability, lexical categorization) modulate such dissociative fixations and skips. The implications of these findings for parallel vs. serial models of processing are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-47
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Psychology
Volume43
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008

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