Adult age differences in parafoveal preview effects during reading: evidence from Chinese

He, L., Ma, W., Shen, F., Wang, Y., Wu, J., Warrington, K.L. ORCID: 0000-0003-3206-8002, Liversedge, S.P. and Paterson, K.B., 2021. Adult age differences in parafoveal preview effects during reading: evidence from Chinese. Psychology and Aging. ISSN 0882-7974 (Forthcoming)

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Abstract

We investigated parafoveal processing by 44 young (18-30 years) and 44 older (65+ years) Chinese readers using eye movement measures. Participants read sentences which included an invisible boundary after a two-character word (N) and before two one-character words (N+1, N+2). Before a reader’s gaze crossed the boundary, N+1 and N+2 were shown normally or masked (i.e., as valid/invalid previews), after which they reverted to normal. Young adults obtained preview benefits (a processing advantage for valid over invalid previews) for both words. However, older adults obtained N+2 preview benefits only when N+1 was valid, suggesting their parafoveal processing is more limited.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Psychology and Aging
Creators: He, L., Ma, W., Shen, F., Wang, Y., Wu, J., Warrington, K.L., Liversedge, S.P. and Paterson, K.B.
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Date: 25 July 2021
ISSN: 0882-7974
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Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 16 Aug 2021 12:50
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 12:50
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/43987

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