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Semantic processing of unattended text during selective reading: how the eyes see it.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2011465     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Subjects were instructed to read and comprehend a target (attended) passage while eye movements were recorded. A second (unattended) passage was also present, with attended and unattended passages occupying alternating lines of text. Subsequent multiple-choice questions showed acquisition of semantic information from attended and unattended text. However, a detailed examination of eye-fixation records showed that readers occasionally fixated unattended text, indicating the presence of shifts of visual attention to unattended text. When fixations of unattended text were excluded, there was no longer any indication that readers obtained useful semantic information from unattended text.
A W Inhoff; D Briihl
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perception & psychophysics     Volume:  49     ISSN:  0031-5117     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Psychophys     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-07     Completed Date:  1991-05-07     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0200445     Medline TA:  Percept Psychophys     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-94     Citation Subset:  C    
Department of Psychology, SUNY-Center Binghamton 13902-6000.
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MeSH Terms
Eye Movements
Fixation, Ocular
Form Perception*
Vision Disparity
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Erratum In:
Percept Psychophys 1991 Jun;49(6):582

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