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New Perspectives on Serialism and Parallelism in Oculomotor Control During Reading: The Multi-Constituent Unit Hypothesis

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School of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK
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Academy of Psychology and Behaviour, Faculty of Psychology, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin 300074, China
Vision 2019, 3(4), 50; https://doi.org/10.3390/vision3040050
Received: 3 September 2019 / Accepted: 9 September 2019 / Published: 25 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Eye Movements and Visual Cognition)
Currently there are several computational models of eye movement control that provide a good account of oculomotor behavior during reading of English and other alphabetic languages. I will provide an overview of two dominant models: E-Z Reader and SWIFT, as well as a recently proposed model: OB1-Reader. I will evaluate a critical issue of controversy among models, namely, whether words are lexically processed serially or in parallel. I will then consider reading in Chinese, a character-based, unspaced language with ambiguous word boundaries. Finally, I will evaluate the concepts of serialism and parallelism of process central to these models, and how these models might function in relation to lexical processing that is operationalized over parafoveal multi-constituent units. View Full-Text
Keywords: serialism; parallelism; oculomotor control; reading serialism; parallelism; oculomotor control; reading
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Zang, C. New Perspectives on Serialism and Parallelism in Oculomotor Control During Reading: The Multi-Constituent Unit Hypothesis. Vision 2019, 3, 50.

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