Preview benefit and parafoveal-on-foveal effects from word n+2.

Reinhold Kliegl, Sarah Risse, Jochen Laubrock

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Using the gaze-contingent boundary paradigm with the boundary placed after word n, the experiment manipulated preview of word n+2 for fixations on word n. There was no preview benefit for 1st-pass reading on word n+2, replicating the results of K. Rayner, B. J. Juhasz, and S. J. Brown (2007), but there was a preview benefit on the 3-letter word n+1, that is, after the boundary but before word n+2. Additionally, both word n+1 and word n+2 exhibited parafoveal-on-foveal effects on word n. Thus, during a fixation on word n and given a short word n+1, some information is extracted from word n+2, supporting the hypothesis of distributed processing in the perceptual span.

We also include an excerpt of the response to the initial review of the paper. This response contains results from the traditional F1/F2-ANOVAs.

DOI: 10.1037/0096-1523.33.5.1250


Kliegl, R., Risse, S., & Laubrock, J. (2007). Preview benefit and parafoveal-on-foveal effects from word n+2. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 33, 1250-1255.