Effects of normative aging on eye movements during reading

Kevin B. Paterson*, Victoria A. McGowan, Kayleigh L. Warrington, Lin Li, Sha Li, Fang Xie, Min Chang, Sainan Zhao, Ascensión Pagán, Sarah J. White, Jingxin Wang

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Substantial progress has been made in understanding the mostly detrimental effects of normative aging on eye movements during reading. This article provides a review of research on aging effects on eye movements during reading for different writing systems (i.e., alphabetic systems like English compared to non-alphabetic systems like Chinese), focused on appraising the importance of visual and cognitive factors, considering key methodological issues, and identifying vital questions that need to be addressed and topics for further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7
JournalVision (Switzerland)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


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