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Visual perceptual limitations on letter position uncertainty in reading

  • Marialuisa Martelli (a1) (a2), Cristina Burani (a3) and Pierluigi Zoccolotti (a1) (a2)

Abstract

Frost presents an explanatory theory of reading that generalizes across several languages, based on a revised role of orthographic coding. Perceptual and psychophysical evidence indicates a decay of letter position encoding as a function of the eccentricity of letters (crowding); this factor may account for some of the differences in the languages considered by Frost.

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