Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Eye-movement control in reading: Models and predictions

Eyal M. Reingold a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3, Canada


It is argued here that a critical prediction of the E-Z Reader model is that experimental manipulations that disrupt early encoding of visual and orthographic features of the fixated word without affecting subsequent lexical processing should influence the processing difficulty of the fixated word without producing any processing effect on the next word. This prediction is explained and illustrated.