Word frequency in fast priming: Evidence for immediate cognitive control of eye movements during reading

Authors: Schad, D.J., Risse, S., Slattery, T. and Rayner, K.

Journal: Visual Cognition

Volume: 22

Issue: 3

Pages: 390-414

eISSN: 1464-0716

ISSN: 1350-6285

DOI: 10.1080/13506285.2014.892041

Abstract:

Numerous studies have demonstrated effects of word frequency on eye movements during reading, but the precise timing of this influence has remained unclear. The fast priming paradigm was previously used to study influences of related versus unrelated primes on the target word. Here, we use this procedure to investigate whether the frequency of the prime word has a direct influence on eye movements during reading when the prime-target relation is not manipulated. We found that with average prime intervals of 32 ms readers made longer single fixation durations on the target word in the low than in the high frequency prime condition. Distributional analyses demonstrated that the effect of prime frequency on single fixation durations occurred very early, supporting theories of immediate cognitive control of eye movements. Finding prime frequency effects only 207 ms after visibility of the prime and for prime durations of 32 ms yields new time constraints for cognitive processes controlling eye movements during reading. Our variant of the fast priming paradigm provides a new approach to test early influences of word processing on eye movement control during reading. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22641/

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Word frequency in fast priming: Evidence for immediate cognitive control of eye-movements during reading.

Authors: Schad, D.J., Risse, S., Slattery, T. and Rayner, K.

Journal: Vis cogn

Volume: 22

Issue: 3-4

Pages: 390-414

ISSN: 1350-6285

DOI: 10.1080/13506285.2014.892041

Abstract:

Numerous studies have demonstrated effects of word frequency on eye movements during reading, but the precise timing of this influence has remained unclear. The fast priming paradigm (Sereno & Rayner, 1992) was previously used to study influences of related versus unrelated primes on the target word. Here, we used this procedure to investigate whether the frequency of the prime word has a direct influence on eye movements during reading when the prime-target relation is not manipulated. We found that with average prime intervals of 32 ms readers made longer single fixation durations on the target word in the low than in the high frequency prime condition. Distributional analyses demonstrated that the effect of prime frequency on single fixation durations occurred very early, supporting theories of immediate cognitive control of eye movements. Finding prime frequency effects only 207 ms after visibility of the prime and for prime durations of 32 ms yields new time constraints for cognitive processes controlling eye movements during reading. Our variant of the fast priming paradigm provides a new approach to test early influences of word processing on eye movement control during reading.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22641/

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Word frequency in fast priming: Evidence for immediate cognitive control of eye movements during reading

Authors: Schad, D.J., Risse, S., Slattery, T. and Rayner, K.

Journal: VISUAL COGNITION

Volume: 22

Issue: 3-4

Pages: 390-414

eISSN: 1464-0716

ISSN: 1350-6285

DOI: 10.1080/13506285.2014.892041

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22641/

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Word frequency in fast priming: Evidence for immediate cognitive control of eye movements during reading

Authors: Schad, D.J., Risse, S., Slattery, T. and Rayner, K.

Journal: Visual cognition

Volume: 22

Pages: 390-414

Publisher: Routledge

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22641/

Source: Manual

Word frequency in fast priming: Evidence for immediate cognitive control of eye-movements during reading.

Authors: Schad, D.J., Risse, S., Slattery, T. and Rayner, K.

Journal: Visual cognition

Volume: 22

Issue: 3-4

Pages: 390-414

ISSN: 1350-6285

DOI: 10.1080/13506285.2014.892041

Abstract:

Numerous studies have demonstrated effects of word frequency on eye movements during reading, but the precise timing of this influence has remained unclear. The fast priming paradigm (Sereno & Rayner, 1992) was previously used to study influences of related versus unrelated primes on the target word. Here, we used this procedure to investigate whether the frequency of the prime word has a direct influence on eye movements during reading when the prime-target relation is not manipulated. We found that with average prime intervals of 32 ms readers made longer single fixation durations on the target word in the low than in the high frequency prime condition. Distributional analyses demonstrated that the effect of prime frequency on single fixation durations occurred very early, supporting theories of immediate cognitive control of eye movements. Finding prime frequency effects only 207 ms after visibility of the prime and for prime durations of 32 ms yields new time constraints for cognitive processes controlling eye movements during reading. Our variant of the fast priming paradigm provides a new approach to test early influences of word processing on eye movement control during reading.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/22641/

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