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    Reingold, Eyal M. Reichle, Erik D. Glaholt, Mackenzie G. and Sheridan, Heather 2012. Direct lexical control of eye movements in reading: Evidence from a survival analysis of fixation durations. Cognitive Psychology, Vol. 65, Issue. 2, p. 177.

    Sheridan, Heather and Reingold, Eyal M. 2012. The time course of predictability effects in reading: Evidence from a survival analysis of fixation durations. Visual Cognition, Vol. 20, Issue. 7, p. 733.


How tight is the link between lexical processing and saccade programs?

  • Reinhold Kliegl (a1) and Ralf Engbert (a2)
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  • Published online: 01 August 2003

We question the assumption of serial attention shifts and the assumption that saccade programs are initiated or canceled only after stage one of word identification. Evidence: (1) Fixation durations prior to skipped words are not consistently higher compared to those prior to nonskipped words. (2) Attentional modulation of microsaccade rate might occur after early visual processing. Saccades are probably triggered by attentional selection.

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