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The binocular coordination of eye movements during reading in children and adults

Blythe, H. I., Liversedge, S. P., Joseph, H. S. ORCID:, White, S. J., Findlay, J. M. and Rayner, K. (2006) The binocular coordination of eye movements during reading in children and adults. Vision Research. ISSN 0042-6989

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.visres.2006.06.006


Recent evidence indicates that each eye does not always fixate the same letter during reading and there has been some suggestion that processing difficulty may influence binocular coordination. We recorded binocular eye movements from children and adults reading sentences containing a word frequency manipulation. We found disparities of significant magnitude between the two eyes for all participants, with greater disparity magnitudes in children than adults. All participants made fewer crossed than uncrossed fixations. However, children made a higher proportion of crossed fixations than adults. We found no influence of word frequency on children’s fixations and on binocular coordination in adults.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Interdisciplinary Research Centres (IDRCs) > Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM)
Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Language and Literacy in Education
ID Code:43407

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