Is visual information integrated across successive fixations in reading?

George W. McConkie, David Zola

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College students read a passage presented in AlTeRnAtInG cAsE on a CRT while their eye movements were monitored. During certain saccades, the case of every letter was changed (a became A, B became b). This change was not perceived and had no effect on eye movements. Apparently visual features of the type which specify the difference between upper- and lowercase letters are not integrated across fixations during reading.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
JournalPerception & Psychophysics
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems
  • General Psychology


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