Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

E-Z Reader's assumptions about lexical processing: Not so easy to define the two stages of word identification?

Sally Andrews a1
a1 School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Sydney, 2006, Australia [email protected]


E-Z Reader's account of the interaction between oculomotor and cognitive processes depends critically on distinguishing between early and late stages of lexical processing, because this distinction allows saccadic programming to be decoupled from shifts of attention. Precisely specifying the nature of this distinction has important implications both for current models of lexical retrieval and for the development of E-Z Reader 8.