SWIFT: A dynamical model of saccade generation during reading

Ralf Engbert, Antje Nuthmann, Eike M. Richter, Reinhold Kliegl

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Mathematical models have become an important tool for understanding the control of eye movements during reading. Main goals of the development of the SWIFT model were to investigate the possibility of spatially distributed processing and to implement a general mechanism for all types of eye movements we observe in reading experiments. Here, we present an advanced version of SWIFT which integrates properties of the oculomotor system and effects of word recognition to explain many of the experimental phenomena faced in reading research. We propose new procedures for the estimation of model parameters and for the test of the model performance. A mathematical analysis of the dynamics of the SWIFT model is presented. Finally, within this framework, we present an analysis of the transition from parallel to serial processing.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Event13th European Conference on Eye Movements - Bern, Switzerland
Duration: 14 Aug 200518 Aug 2005


Conference13th European Conference on Eye Movements


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