Two stages of parafoveal processing during reading: Evidence from a display change detection task.

Angele, B., Slattery, T. and Rayner, K., 2016. Two stages of parafoveal processing during reading: Evidence from a display change detection task. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 1 - 9 . (In Press)

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13423-015-0995-0

DOI: 10.3758/s13423-015-0995-0

Abstract

We used a display change detection paradigm (Slattery, Angele, & Rayner Human Perception and Performance, 37, 1924–1938 2011) to investigate whether display change detection uses orthographic regularity and whether detection is affected by the processing difficulty of the word preceding the boundary that triggers the display change. Subjects were significantly more sensitive to display changes when the change was from a nonwordlike preview than when the change was from a wordlike preview, but the preview benefit effect on the target word was not affected by whether the preview was wordlike or nonwordlike. Additionally, we did not find any influence of preboundary word frequency on display change detection performance. Our results suggest that display change detection and lexical processing do not use the same cognitive mechanisms. We propose that parafoveal processing takes place in two stages: an early, orthography-based, preattentional stage, and a late, attention-dependent lexical access stage.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1069-9384
Uncontrolled Keywords:Eye movements; Reading; Display changes; Gaze-contingent boundary paradigm; Display change detection.
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:23075
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:18 Jan 2016 15:05
Last Modified:02 Aug 2016 11:18

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