Bernhard Angele

Dr Bernhard Angele

  • Senior Lecturer 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

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.

In my research, I am using eye-tracking to study how readers process words and sentences, and how attention is allocated in this process. My current research focuses on a few topics: computational modeling, saccade targeting during reading, auditory distraction, and parafoveal processing. I am also interested in statistical inference in psychology, evidence synthesis, and the philosophy of probability.

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Journal Articles

Conferences

  • Angele, B., Schotter, E.R., Slattery, T.J., Chaloukian, T.L., Bicknell, K. and Rayner, K., 2014. Do successor effects in reading reflect parafoveal processing? Evidence from corpus-based and experimental eye-movement data. In: Newcastle Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) 16-18 July 2014 Newcastle.
  • Angele, B., Abbot, M., Ahn, Y.D., Laishley, A., Liversedge, S.P. and Rayner, K., 2014. Parafoveal and contextual influences on word skipping. In: 6th Chinese International Conference on Eye Movements 5-9 May 2014 Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
  • Angele, B., Laishley, A.E., Rayner, K. and Liversedge, S.P., 2013. The effect of high- and low-frequency previews and sentential fit on word skipping. In: 17th European Conference on Eye Movements 11-16 August 2013 Lund, Sweden.

PhD Students

  • Martin Vasilev, 2018. The determinants of auditory distraction during reading: An eye-movement investigation
  • Rui Wang, 2018. Audiovisual Perception of Mandarin Lexical Tones

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Advanced Statistics (Masters)

Profile of Teaching UG

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

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

  • 56th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Eye movements and the effect of word frequency on display change detection during reading., 19 Nov 2015, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 56th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, The skipping of the function word “de” (的) in Chinese reading., 19 Nov 2015, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Pre-Psychonomics Word Recognition Conference, Multiple comparisons and false positive rates in eye tracking studies of reading behavior, 18 Nov 2015, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 18th European Conference on Eye Movements, Eye movements and the effect of word frequency on display change detection during reading, 16 Aug 2015, Vienna, Austria
  • 12th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, False-positive rates in eyetracking studies with multiple dependent measures, 01 Jul 2015, Valencia, Spain
  • 55th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, . Do successor effects in reading reflect parafoveal processing? Evidence from corpus-based and experimental eye-movement data, 20 Nov 2014, Long Beach, CA, USA
  • Experimental Psychology Society (EPS) Newcastle Meeting, Do successor effects in reading reflect parafoveal processing? Evidence from corpus-based and experimental eye-movement data, 16 Jul 2014, Newcastle
  • 17th European Conference on Eye Movements, The effect of high- and low-frequency previews and sentential fit on word skipping, 11 Aug 2013, Lund, Sweden
  • 54th Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Do readers obtain preview benefit from transposed words in English?, 15 Nov 2012, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Do readers obtain preview benefit from transposed words in English?, 14 Mar 2012, New York, NY, USA

Qualifications

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

Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy (Advance HE), Fellow (2018-),
  • Experimental Psychology Society, Member (2015-),
  • Psychonomic Society, Fellow,
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