Eye movements and integrating information across fixations

Keith Rayner, George W. McConkie, Susan Ehrlich

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In 3 experiments, with the 3 authors as Ss, a word or letter string initially appeared in parafoveal vision, followed by Ss' eye movements to the stimulus. During the saccade, the initially displayed stimulus was replaced by a word that Ss were asked to read. Results indicate that the types of prior parafoveal information studied facilitated the naming of the word. The effect was obtained when Ss made an eye movement and when the saccade was stimulated. There was also evidence that attentional allocation was tied to the direction of the eye movement. (16 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-544
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1978
Externally publishedYes


  • replacement of parafoveally presented word or letter strings by word during eye movement to stimulus, information integration RTs across fixations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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