Eye movements, the perceptual span, and reading speed

Authors: Rayner, K., Slattery, T.J. and Bélanger, N.N.

Journal: Psychonomic Bulletin and Review

Volume: 17

Issue: 6

Pages: 834-839

eISSN: 1531-5320

ISSN: 1069-9384

DOI: 10.3758/PBR.17.6.834

Abstract:

The perceptual span or region of effective vision during eye fixations in reading was examined as a function of reading speed (fast readers were compared with slow readers), font characteristics (fixed width vs. proportional width), and intraword spacing (normal or reduced). The main findings were that fast readers (reading at about 330 wpm) had a larger perceptual span than did slow readers (reading about 200 wpm) and that the span was not affected by whether or not the text was fixed width or proportional width. In addition, there were interesting font and intraword spacing effects that have important implications for the optimal use of space in a line of text. © 2010 The Psychonomic Society, Inc.

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Eye movements, the perceptual span, and reading speed.

Authors: Rayner, K., Slattery, T.J. and Bélanger, N.N.

Journal: Psychon Bull Rev

Volume: 17

Issue: 6

Pages: 834-839

eISSN: 1531-5320

DOI: 10.3758/PBR.17.6.834

Abstract:

The perceptual span or region of effective vision during eye fixations in reading was examined as a function of reading speed (fast readers were compared with slow readers), font characteristics (fixed width vs. proportional width), and intraword spacing (normal or reduced). The main findings were that fast readers (reading at about 330 wpm) had a larger perceptual span than did slow readers (reading about 200 wpm) and that the span was not affected by whether or not the text was fixed width or proportional width. In addition, there were interesting font and intraword spacing effects that have important implications for the optimal use of space in a line of text.

Source: PubMed

Eye movements, the perceptual span, and reading speed

Authors: Rayner, K., Slattery, T.J. and Belanger, N.N.

Journal: PSYCHONOMIC BULLETIN & REVIEW

Volume: 17

Issue: 6

Pages: 834-839

ISSN: 1069-9384

DOI: 10.3758/PBR.17.6.834

Source: Web of Science (Lite)

Eye movements, the perceptual span, and reading speed

Authors: Rayner, K., Slattery, T.J. and Bélanger, N.N.

Journal: Psychonomic bulletin & review

Volume: 17

Pages: 834-839

Publisher: Springer

Source: Manual

Eye movements, the perceptual span, and reading speed.

Authors: Rayner, K., Slattery, T.J. and Bélanger, N.N.

Journal: Psychonomic bulletin & review

Volume: 17

Issue: 6

Pages: 834-839

eISSN: 1531-5320

ISSN: 1069-9384

DOI: 10.3758/pbr.17.6.834

Abstract:

The perceptual span or region of effective vision during eye fixations in reading was examined as a function of reading speed (fast readers were compared with slow readers), font characteristics (fixed width vs. proportional width), and intraword spacing (normal or reduced). The main findings were that fast readers (reading at about 330 wpm) had a larger perceptual span than did slow readers (reading about 200 wpm) and that the span was not affected by whether or not the text was fixed width or proportional width. In addition, there were interesting font and intraword spacing effects that have important implications for the optimal use of space in a line of text.

Source: Europe PubMed Central

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