Masking of foveal and parafoveal vision during eye fixations in reading.

@article{Rayner1981MaskingOF,
  title={Masking of foveal and parafoveal vision during eye fixations in reading.},
  author={Keith Rayner and Albrecht W. Inhoff and Robert E. Morrison and M L Slowiaczek and James H. Bertera},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  year={1981},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={167-79}
}
A window or visual mask as moved across text in synchrony with the reader's eye movements. The size of the window or mask was varied so that either information in foveal or parafoveal vision was masked on each fixation. In another experiment, the onset of the mask was delayed for a certain amount of time following the end of the saccade. The results of the experiments point out the relative importance of foveal and parafoveal vision for reading and further indicate that most of the visual… CONTINUE READING
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