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Accuracy of Regressions during Reading

Title: Accuracy of Regressions during Reading.
Name(s): Greene, Ashley, author
Radach, Ralph, professor directing thesis
Kelley, Colleen, committee member
Boot, Walter, committee member
Department of Psychology, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2010
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The present investigation sought to examine and replicate previously observed patterns of both normal progressive and regressive saccades, as well as to further understand regression behavior by using a new experimental paradigm for experimentation and to compare previously unstudied characteristics of regressive eye-movements with those of normal progressive reading. A spatial memory component was also included in the main experiment to determine if those with better visuo-spatial working memory are able to make more regressions. The sample studied did exhibit normal progressive reading, and it was found that the saccade-distance effect for progressive saccades was absent for regressive saccades. Readers also seemed to exhibit two different regression strategies for locating previously fixated text. These two strategies seemed to rely on different cognitive processes, meaning that task type and information available for saccade programming may have an effect on the accuracy of a reader's regressive saccades. Those readers with higher spatial memory made more accurate regressions with fewer total number of regressions to find the target.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3994 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2010.
Date of Defense: July 5, 2010.
Keywords: Eye Movements, Eye Tracking, Regressions, Regressive Eye Movements, Reading, Memory, Spatial Memory
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Ralph Radach, Professor Directing Thesis; Colleen Kelley, Committee Member; Walter Boot, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Psychology
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