Eye movement control in reading and visual search: Effects of word frequency

@article{Rayner1996EyeMC,
  title={Eye movement control in reading and visual search: Effects of word frequency},
  author={Keith Rayner and Gary E. Raney},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin & Review},
  year={1996},
  volume={3},
  pages={245-248}
}
  • Keith Rayner, Gary E. Raney
  • Published in Psychonomic bulletin & review 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
  • Eye movements were recorded as subjects either read text or searched through texts for a target word. In the reading task, there was a robust word frequency effect wherein readers looked longer at low-frequency words than at high-frequency words. However, there was no frequency effect in the search task. The results suggest that decisions to move the eyes during reading are made on a different basis than they are during visual search. Implications for current models of eye movement control in… CONTINUE READING

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