FG 868: The timeline of word recognition and oculomotor control in reading (TP A 02)

During the previous funding period, we investigated elementary and controversial issues concerning the processes involved in reading by simultaneous recording of eye movements (EM) and event-related potentials (ERP). Based on our methodological and theoretical achievements, we propose to now focus on two issues. First, the influence of parafoveal information: Is there a preview benefit based on meaning? Are these effects mediated by individual differences in parafoveal visual acuity? Second, spatial attention span: Does the influence of parafoveal words depend on the type of difficulty (perceptual, lexical, semantic/emotional) to process the fixated word? Is the width of the attentional distribution dynamically regulated as a function of processing load at the fovea? Answers to these questions will help to refine models of oculomotor control during reading and will distinguish between frameworks employing processing gradients versus sequential attention shifts.

Sommer, Werner Prof. Dr. rer. soc. habil. (Details) (Forschergruppen)

DFG: Forschergruppen

Projektstart: 01/2011
Projektende: 06/2016

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