Visual attention during eye fixations while reading

George W. McConkie, David Zola

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An eye fixation in reading is the period of time during which the visual system is exposed to the text stimulus array. This paper discusses issues concerning the nature of visual attention as it occurs during these fixations, including: (1) what is attended; (2) the time of attending; and (3) the basis for selecting a location to attend on a new fixation. An integrative overview of visual attention during fixations in reading is suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAttention and Performance XII
Subtitle of host publicationThe Psychology of Reading
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781317246992
ISBN (Print)9781138641549
StatePublished - Sep 19 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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