Following on from my previous posting, I want to consider what the implications are for what our eyes are doing when we are learning to read? Certainly, because the span of fixations are more limited, the beginning reader needs more fixations and saccades to hold text in foveal view. This and the fact that publishers… Continue reading The Eyes to the Write (in English orthography)
To most competent readers, reading is something they do naturally, much like walking or talking: things we do that we have developed to the point of automaticity. Because we seem to be unable to look at text without gaining meaning, we are rarely aware of the cognitive processes that go into this most complex of… Continue reading The eyes have it!