New article in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition

It’s my pleasure to tell that our latest paper “Eye movements of children and adults reading in three different orthographies” is available online. In this paper, we compared the eye movement patters of children and adults in three languages, namely English, German, and Finnish. We showed that English children showed a qualitatively different reading pattern, while German and Finnish children’s reading behavior was rather similar. These results indicate that the predictability of an orthographic system is more important than its complexity for children’s reading development. Adults’ reading behavior, in contrast, was remarkably similar across languages. Our results demonstrate that eye movements are sensitive to language-specific features in children’s reading, but become more homogenous as reading
skill matures.

Schroeder, S., Häikiö, T., Pagán, A., Dickins, J. H., Hyönä, J., & Liversedge, S. P. (2021). Eye movements of children and adults reading in three different orthographies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. doi:10.1037/xlm0001099

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