A1 Journal article – refereed
Reading disappearing text: Why do children refixate words?

List of Authors: Blythe HI, Haikio T, Bertam R, Liversedge SP, Hyona J
Publication year: 2011
Journal: Vision Research
Journal name in source: VISION RESEARCH
Journal acronym: VISION RES
Number in series: 1
Volume number: 51
Issue number: 1
Number of pages: 9
ISSN: 0042-6989

We compared Finnish adults' and children's eye movements on long (8-letter) and short (4-letter) target words embedded in sentences, presented either normally or as disappearing text. When reading disappearing text, where refixations did not provide new information, the 8- to 9-year-old children made fewer refixations but more regressions back to long words compared to when reading normal text. This difference was not observed in the adults or 10- to 11-year-old children. We conclude that the younger children required a second visual sample on the long words, and they adapted their eye movement behaviour when reading disappearing text accordingly. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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