Reading habits, perceptual learning, and recognition of printed words

@article{Nazir2004ReadingHP,
  title={Reading habits, perceptual learning, and recognition of printed words},
  author={Tatjana A. Nazir and Nadia Ben-Boutayab and Nathalie Decoppet and Avital Deutsch and Ram Frost},
  journal={Brain and Language},
  year={2004},
  volume={88},
  pages={294-311}
}
The present work aims at demonstrating that visual training associated with the act of reading modifies the way we perceive printed words. As reading does not train all parts of the retina in the same way but favors regions on the side in the direction of scanning, visual word recognition should be better at retinal locations that are frequently used during reading. In two studies that probed word and letter discriminations we provided evidence for a correlation between eye fixation pattern… CONTINUE READING

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