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Nature 226, 177 - 178 (11 April 1970); doi:10.1038/226177a0

Interaction Effects in Parafoveal Letter Recognition

H. BOUMA

Institute for Perception Research (IPO), Eindhoven, Netherlands.

WHEN a person reads, his eye movements consist of fixational pauses separated by quick jumps along the lines. What the eye picks up during a pause is largely unknown, as is the way in which the information from successive retinal images is integrated. Properties of the visual system, as well as the reader's knowledge of the language, must be relevant.

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