What we look at when we read

J. Mehler, T. G. Bever, P. Carey

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Abstract

The entire surface phrase structure hierarchy of sentences influences visual scanning patterns in reading familiar material. A general eye-fixation rule predicts the pattern of adults' eye-fixations in a study of reading predictable sentences: "fixate on the first half of phrase structure constituents." This rule applies cumulatively at all levels of the surface phrase structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-218
Number of pages6
JournalPerception & Psychophysics
Volume2
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1967
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Psychology(all)

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