The binocular coordination of eye movements during reading in children and adults.

Hazel Blythe, Simon Liversedge, Holly Joseph, Sarah White, John Findlay, Keith Rayner

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Abstract

Recent evidence indicates that each eye does not always fixate the same letter during reading and there has been some suggestion that processing difficulty may influence binocular coordination. We recorded binocular eye movements from children and adults reading sentences containing a word frequency manipulation. We found disparities of significant magnitude between the two eyes for all participants, with greater disparity magnitudes in children than adults. All participants made fewer crossed than uncrossed fixations. However, children made a higher proportion of crossed fixations than adults. We found no influence of word frequency on children’s fixations and on binocular coordination in adults.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3898-3908
JournalVision Research
Volume46
Issue number22
Early online date1 Aug 2006
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

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