Visual perceptual limitations on letter position uncertainty in reading

Marialuisa Martelli, Cristina Burani, Pierluigi Zoccolottia

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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
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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