Visual perceptual limitations on letter position uncertainty in reading

Marialuisa Martelli, Cristina Burani, Pierluigi Zoccolottia

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Abstract

Frost presents an explanatory theory of reading that generalizes across several languages, based on a revised role of orthographic coding. Perceptual and psychophysical evidence indicates a decay of letter position encoding as a function of the eccentricity of letters (crowding); this factor may account for some of the differences in the languages considered by Frost.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)294-295
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume35
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

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Letters
Encoding
Decay
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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Visual perceptual limitations on letter position uncertainty in reading. / Martelli, Marialuisa; Burani, Cristina; Zoccolottia, Pierluigi.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 35, No. 5, 10.2012, p. 294-295.

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Martelli, Marialuisa ; Burani, Cristina ; Zoccolottia, Pierluigi. / Visual perceptual limitations on letter position uncertainty in reading. In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 2012 ; Vol. 35, No. 5. pp. 294-295.
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