Eye Guidance in Reading: Fixation Locations within Words

@article{Rayner1979EyeGI,
  title={Eye Guidance in Reading: Fixation Locations within Words},
  author={Keith Rayner},
  journal={Perception},
  year={1979},
  volume={8},
  pages={21 - 30}
}
  • K. Rayner
  • Published 1 February 1979
  • Psychology
  • Perception
Three broad categories of models of eye movement guidance in reading are described. According to one category, eye movements in reading are not under stimulus or cognitive control; the other two categories indicate that cognitive activities or stimulus characteristics are involved in eye guidance. In this study a number of descriptive analyses of eye movements in reading were carried out. These analyses dealt with fixation locations on letters within words of various lengths, conditional… 

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