Bernhard Angele

Dr Bernhard Angele

  • Senior Lecturer (Academic) in Psychology
  • Poole House P112, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

I obtained an MA degree (in 2009) and a PhD degree on parafoveal processing in reading (in 2013) from the University of California San Diego.

My research interests primarily focus on eye movements during skilled adult reading and language processing. Specifically, I have been studying the effect of parafoveal preview on processing and reading perfomance.

I am currently looking for PhD students. If you are interested in pursuing a PhD related to my research, please don't hesitate to contact me so that we can explore the options available.

Research

Degraded text and parafoveal preview: Working with Bernhard Angele and Martin Vasilev on a project investigating the lexical and attentional processing related to degraded text parafoveal previews during reading. Three eye movement experiments have been conducted (two using the change detection paradigm of Slattery, Angele, & Rayner, 2011) the results have been analysed and a manuscript submission is eminent.

My research interests primarily focus on eye movements during skilled adult reading and language processing. Specifically, I have been studying the effect of parafoveal preview on processing and reading perfomance. My current research focuses on how visual attention and language processing combine in order to make efficient reading possible. Specifically, how do readers allocate their attention to follow lines of text and shift their gaze at the proper rate for language processing? Has the attentional system adapted to hold back information until the language processing system is ready to receive it? Or has the language processing system developed the ability to process multiple words at the same time? Eye-tracking methods offer a way to investigate this question. Indeed, the time spent looking at a word is influenced by the parafoveal information that was available about that word while readers were fixating the preceding word. The same is true for making the decision to skip an upcoming word. In this case, I found that readers so strongly rely on the parafoveal information that they ignore contextual cues that contradict it. Another project I have worked on shows that information about the upcoming word can influence processing of the currently fixated word if there is a significant degree of overlap between the two. Much of my research is motivated by predictions from computational models of eye-movement control in reading.

Favourites

  • Vasilev, M.R. and Angele, B., 2016. Parafoveal preview effects from word N + 1 and word N + 2 during reading: A critical review and Bayesian meta-analysis. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 1-24.
  • Angele, B., Slattery, T.J. and Rayner, K., 2016. Two stages of parafoveal processing during reading: Evidence from a display change detection task. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23 (4), 1241-1249.
  • Angele, B., Schotter, E.R., Slattery, T.J., Tenenbaum, T.L., Bicknell, K. and Rayner, K., 2015. Do successor effects in reading reflect lexical parafoveal processing? Evidence from corpus-based and experimental eye movement data. Journal of Memory and Language, 79–80, 76-96.
  • Angele, B., Tran, R. and Rayner, K., 2013. Parafoveal-Foveal Overlap Can Facilitate Ongoing Word Identification During Reading: Evidence From Eye Movements. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-HUMAN PERCEPTION AND PERFORMANCE, 39 (2), 526-538.
  • Angele, B. and Rayner, K., 2013. Processing the in the Parafovea: Are Articles Skipped Automatically? JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION, 39 (2), 649-662.
  • Schotter, E.R., Angele, B. and Rayner, K., 2012. Parafoveal processing in reading. ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, 74 (1), 5-35.

Journal Articles

  • von der Malsburg, T. and Angele, B., 2017. False positives and other statistical errors in standard analyses of eye movements in reading. Journal of Memory and Language, 94, 119-133.
  • Zang, C., Zhang, M., Bai, X., Yan, G., Angele, B. and Liversedge, S.P., 2017. Skipping of the very-high-frequency structural particle de (的) in Chinese reading. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1-10.
  • Slattery, T.J., Yates, M. and Angele, B., 2016. Interword and interletter spacing effects during reading revisited: Interactions with word and font characteristics. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 22 (4), 406-422.
  • Vasilev, M.R. and Angele, B., 2016. Parafoveal preview effects from word N + 1 and word N + 2 during reading: A critical review and Bayesian meta-analysis. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 1-24.
  • Angele, B., Slattery, T.J. and Rayner, K., 2016. Two stages of parafoveal processing during reading: Evidence from a display change detection task. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 23 (4), 1241-1249.
  • Angele, B., Schotter, E.R., Slattery, T.J., Tenenbaum, T.L., Bicknell, K. and Rayner, K., 2016. Corrigendum to "Do successor effects in reading reflect lexical parafoveal processing? Evidence from corpus-based and experimental eye movement data" [J. Mem. Lang. 79-80 (2015) 76-96]. Journal of Memory and Language.
  • von der Malsburg, T. and Angele, B., 2015. False positive rates in standard analyses of eye movements in reading. arXiv:1504.06896 [stat].
  • Abbott, M.J., Angele, B., Ahn, Y.D. and Rayner, K., 2015. Skipping syntactically illegal the previews: The role of predictability. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 41 (6), 1703-1714.
  • Angele, B., Schotter, E.R., Slattery, T.J., Tenenbaum, T.L., Bicknell, K. and Rayner, K., 2015. Do successor effects in reading reflect lexical parafoveal processing? Evidence from corpus-based and experimental eye movement data. Journal of Memory and Language, 79–80, 76-96.
  • Angele, B., Laishley, A.E., Rayner, K. and Liversedge, S.P., 2014. The effect of high- and low-frequency previews and sentential fit on word skipping during reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 40 (4), 1181-1203.
  • Angele, B., Tran, R. and Rayner, K., 2013. Parafoveal-Foveal Overlap Can Facilitate Ongoing Word Identification During Reading: Evidence From Eye Movements. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-HUMAN PERCEPTION AND PERFORMANCE, 39 (2), 526-538.
  • Wang, H.-C., Schotter, E.R., Angele, B., Yang, J., Simovici, D., Pomplun, M. and Rayner, K., 2013. Using singular value decomposition to investigate degraded Chinese character recognition: evidence from eye movements during reading. JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN READING, 36, S35-S50.
  • Angele, B. and Rayner, K., 2013. Eye movements and parafoveal preview of compound words: Does morpheme order matter? QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 66 (3), 505-526.
  • Rayner, K., Angele, B., Schotter, E.R. and Bicknell, K., 2013. On the processing of canonical word order during eye fixations in reading: Do readers process transposed word previews? VISUAL COGNITION, 21 (3), 353-381.
  • Angele, B. and Rayner, K., 2013. Processing the in the Parafovea: Are Articles Skipped Automatically? JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION, 39 (2), 649-662.
  • Schotter, E.R., Angele, B. and Rayner, K., 2012. Parafoveal processing in reading. ATTENTION PERCEPTION & PSYCHOPHYSICS, 74 (1), 5-35.
  • Slattery, T.J., Angele, B. and Rayner, K., 2011. Eye Movements and Display Change Detection During Reading. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-HUMAN PERCEPTION AND PERFORMANCE, 37 (6), 1924-1938.
  • Angele, B. and Rayner, K., 2011. Parafoveal Processing of Word n+2 During Reading: Do the Preceding Words Matter? JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-HUMAN PERCEPTION AND PERFORMANCE, 37 (4), 1210-1220.
  • Angele, B., Slattery, T.J., Yang, J., Kliegl, R. and Rayner, K., 2008. Parafoveal processing in reading: Manipulating n + 1 and n + 2 previews simultaneously. Visual Cognition, 16 (6), 697-707.

PhD Students

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Advanced Statistics (Masters)

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Eye tracking, cognition, and communication
  • Cognition and Language

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Provided a lengthy update (via SKYPE) of our current and past research into the effects of typography on eye movements during reading. And explored mutual interest in additional research projects related to dyslexia.

Conference Presentations

  • CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Do readers obtain preview benefit from transposed words in English?, 14 March 2012, New York, NY, USA
  • 54th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Do readers obtain preview benefit from transposed words in English?, 15 November 2012, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • 17th European Conference on Eye Movements, The effect of high- and low-frequency previews and sentential fit on word skipping, 11 August 2013, Lund, Sweden
  • Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) Newcastle Meeting, Do successor effects in reading reflect parafoveal processing? Evidence from corpus-based and experimental eye-movement data, 16 July 2014, Newcastle
  • 55th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, . Do successor effects in reading reflect parafoveal processing? Evidence from corpus-based and experimental eye-movement data, 20 November 2014, Long Beach, CA, USA
  • 12th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, False-positive rates in eyetracking studies with multiple dependent measures, 1 July 2015, Valencia, Spain
  • 18th European Conference on Eye Movements, Eye movements and the effect of word frequency on display change detection during reading, 16 August 2015, Vienna, Austria
  • Pre-Psychonomics Word Recognition Conference, Multiple comparisons and false positive rates in eye tracking studies of reading behavior, 18 November 2015, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 56th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, The skipping of the function word “de” (的) in Chinese reading., 19 November 2015, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 56th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Eye movements and the effect of word frequency on display change detection during reading., 19 November 2015, Chicago, IL, USA

Qualifications

  • PhD in Psychology (University of California San Diego, 2013)

Memberships

  • Experimental Psychology Society, Member (2015-),
  • Psychonomic Society, Member,
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