Establishing a time‐line of word recognition: evidence from eye movements and event‐related potentials

@article{Sereno1998EstablishingAT,
  title={Establishing a time‐line of word recognition: evidence from eye movements and event‐related potentials},
  author={Sara C. Sereno and Keith Rayner and Michael I. Posner},
  journal={NeuroReport},
  year={1998},
  volume={9},
  pages={2195–2200}
}
THE average duration of eye fixations in reading places constraints on the time for lexical processing. Data from event related potential (ERP) studies of word recognition can illuminate stages of processing within a single fixation on a word. In the present study, high and low frequency regular and exception words were used as targets in an eye movement reading experiment and a high-density electrode ERP lexical decision experiment. Effects of lexicality (word vs pseudoword vs consonant… 
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