Fixation durations in first-pass reading reflect uncertainty about word identity

@inproceedings{njsmith2010FixationDI,
  title={Fixation durations in first-pass reading reflect uncertainty about word identity},
  author={Nathaniel J. Smith njsmith and Roger Levy rlevy},
  year={2010}
}
  • Nathaniel J. Smith njsmith, Roger Levy rlevy
  • Published 2010
In reading, it is often assumed that words are recognized sufficiently quickly, accurately, and unambiguously that downstream processes may proceed with perfect information about word identity. For example, word predictability is believed to affect early reading time measures, yet a word’s predictability cannot be calculated without knowledge of the word’s identity. We argue that such information is not, in general, available to the language processing system, and that it proceeds with only… CONTINUE READING