Word-reading (Lectures 7&8) pt. 2

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1. What does the modified serial model propose?

  • Mental lexicon of word-forms divided into "sections", slow process categorises spelling to select appropriate section, then serial search OUTSIDE that section
  • Mental lexicon of word-forms divided into "bins", quick process categorises spelling to select appropriate bin, then serial search WITHIN that bin
  • Mental lexicon of word-forms divided into "sections", slow process categorises spelling to select appropriate section, then serial search WITHIN that bin
  • Trial and error, much like my life choices
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2. The perceptual span refers to the angular span to which the human eye has sharp enough vision to read text. How far does visual field of human eye span?

  • approx. 360 BABY
  • approx. 150 degrees of arc
  • approx. 120 degrees of arc
  • approx. 90 degrees of arc

3. What is the measure: eye fixation (tracker)?

  • Slow reading, watch how words are organised
  • Eyes jump in small fixations, 8/9 characters, jump to big word in the middle
  • When u stare at Prince Harry for too long
  • Forget all big words, eyes move too quickly, 10 characters at a time

4. What bests describes the parallel-matching word detector model?

  • Nah this is 2 ard next question pls
  • 'Feature' unit for each letter feeds up to 'letter' unit for each letter, feeding up to a 'word' layer. Can flow downwards = transient process (one active at a time)
  • 'Feature' unit for each letter feeds up to 'letter' unit for each letter, feeding up to a 'word' layer. Can flow upwards = transient process (two active at a time)
  • 'Feature' unit for each word feeds up to 'letter' unit for each word, feeding up to a 'letter' layer. Can flow downwards = transient process (one active at a time)

5. What two things have big effects on word recognition?

  • Frequency & context
  • Stephen Monsell BECAUSE HE MAKES NO SENSE
  • Reading & listening
  • Shape & size

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