A comparison of word recognition and reading performance in foveal and peripheral vision

A comparison of word recognition and reading performance in foveal and peripheral vision Word recognition thresholds and rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) reading rates for both unrelated words and meaningful sentences were examined across the visual field. Both word recognition thresholds and RSVP reading rates for unrelated words can be equated across the visual field by an increase in size scale. RSVP reading rates for meaningful sentences cannot be equated across the visual field, with the fovea demonstrating a qualitative superiority over the periphery, irrespective of scale. The results suggest that the early visual machinery which underlies word recognition is the same across the visual field apart from a change in scale, whilst the periphery is qualitatively inferior to the fovea at interpreting sentences with meaning. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Vision Research Elsevier

A comparison of word recognition and reading performance in foveal and peripheral vision

Vision Research, Volume 36 (17) – Sep 1, 1996

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.
ISSN
0042-6989
eISSN
1878-5646
DOI
10.1016/0042-6989(96)00022-3
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Abstract

Word recognition thresholds and rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) reading rates for both unrelated words and meaningful sentences were examined across the visual field. Both word recognition thresholds and RSVP reading rates for unrelated words can be equated across the visual field by an increase in size scale. RSVP reading rates for meaningful sentences cannot be equated across the visual field, with the fovea demonstrating a qualitative superiority over the periphery, irrespective of scale. The results suggest that the early visual machinery which underlies word recognition is the same across the visual field apart from a change in scale, whilst the periphery is qualitatively inferior to the fovea at interpreting sentences with meaning.

Journal

Vision ResearchElsevier

Published: Sep 1, 1996

References

  • Detection and identification of mirror-image letter pairs in central and peripheral vision
    Higgins, K.E.; Arditi, A.; Knoblauch, K.
  • Relative roles of resolution and spatial interference in foveal and peripheral vision
    Latham, K.; Whitaker, D.
  • An estimation and application of the human cortical magnification factor
    Rovamo, J.; Virsu, V.

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