CONVENIENT VIEWING AND NORMAL READING

Authors
  1. Taylor, M.M.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The paper places O'Regan's presentation at this workshop in the context of processes involved in normal reading. He presented studies on the Convenient Viewing Position (CVP), and has related the results to the fall-off in both visual and cortical acuity as distance from the fovea increases. His results and analysis may deal only with the less important of two kinds of process in normal reading. In normal reading, slow but accurate processes normally cooperate with fast but less reliable processes. The latter do not always require individual letters to be identified. Letters are harder to identify parafoveally than foveally in the neighbourhood of other letters, because of lateral interactions that increase with distance from the fovea. Although these interactions reduce the effectiveness of the slow processes, they may facilitate the fast processes.
Report Number
DCIEM-90-P-04 — Research Paper; Reprint
Date of publication
01 Jan 1988
Number of Pages
24
Reprinted from
Working Models of Human Perception, 1988, p 293-315
DSTKIM No
90-01341
CANDIS No
63611
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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