Attention and eye movements in reading: Inhibition of return predicts the size of regressive saccades

Weger, Ulrich W. and Inhoff, Albrecht W. (2006) Attention and eye movements in reading: Inhibition of return predicts the size of regressive saccades. Psychological Science, 17 (3). pp. 187-191. ISSN 0956-7976. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

A spatial cuing task was used to identify two types of readers, those with a relatively fast and those with a relatively slow buildup of inhibition of return (IOR). Backward-directed eye movements (regressions) during sentence reading were then examined as a function of the two IOR types. The results revealed that readers with fast IOR executed larger regressions than readers with slow IOR, as they directed the eyes away from the most recently attended area of text. Forward-directed eye movements (saccades), by contrast, were not a function of IOR type. Ease of sentence comprehension influenced the size of regressions, but this effect was also independent of IOR type. Multiple mechanisms of spatial attention, including IOR, bias eye movements toward upcoming words in the text during reading.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: C.A. Simms
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2008 10:57
Last Modified: 02 May 2014 13:26
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/4569 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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