On the Legibility of Mirror-Reflected and Rotated Text
AbstractWe happened to observe that text that was reflected about either the horizontal or vertical axis was more difficult to read than text that was reflected about first one and then the other, which amounts to a 180-degree rotation. In this article, we review a number of studies that examine the nature of recognizing reflected and inverted letters, and the frequency of mirror reversal errors (e.g., confusing 'b' for 'd') in children and adults. We explore recent ideas linking the acquisition of literacy with the loss of mirror-invariance, not just for text, but for objects in general. We try to connect these various literatures to examine why certain transformations of text are more difficult to read than others for adults. View Full-Text
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Erlikhman, G.; Strother, L.; Barzakov, I.; Caplovitz, G.P. On the Legibility of Mirror-Reflected and Rotated Text. Symmetry 2017, 9, 28.
Erlikhman G, Strother L, Barzakov I, Caplovitz GP. On the Legibility of Mirror-Reflected and Rotated Text. Symmetry. 2017; 9(3):28.Chicago/Turabian Style
Erlikhman, Gennady; Strother, Lars; Barzakov, Iskra; Caplovitz, Gideon P. 2017. "On the Legibility of Mirror-Reflected and Rotated Text." Symmetry 9, no. 3: 28.
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