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When participants read a text while searching for a target letter, they are more likely to miss the target letter embedded in frequent function words than in less frequent content words. This effect is usually observed with a text displayed normally, for which it has been found that frequent function words are fixated for a smaller amount of time than less(More)
When asked to search for a target letter while reading, the patterns with which people miss the target letter reveal information about the process of reading itself. Questions remain as to whether this paradigm reflects normal reading processes however. We used a novel continuous-performance neuroimaging paradigm to address this question. In separate(More)
Orthographically projected biological motion point-light displays are generally ambiguous with respect to their orientation in depth, yet observers consistently prefer the facing-the-viewer interpretation. There has been discussion as to whether this bias can be attributed to the social relevance of biological motion stimuli or relates to local, low-level(More)
The word length effect-lhe finding that lislsofshort words are beuer recalledlhanlists of long words-has been termed one of the benchmark findings that any theory of immediate memory must address. The effect is viewed as the best remaining evidence for time-based decay of information in short-term memory. However, previous studies invesligating this effecl(More)
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