How do readers know where to look next? Local information distributions influence eye fixations.

@article{Underwood1990HowDR,
  title={How do readers know where to look next? Local information distributions influence eye fixations.},
  author={Geoffrey M. Underwood and S Clews and J Everatt},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of experimental psychology. A, Human experimental psychology},
  year={1990},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={
          39-65
        }
}
Skilled readers' eye movements were recorded as they inspected sentences in preparation for comprehension questions. The sentences were written around target words that had uneven distributions of information, in that the words were predictable, given either the first few letters or the last few letters. Some parts of these words can be described as being more important than others for successful word recognition, and the experiments asked whether inspection patterns reflect the uneven… CONTINUE READING

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