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Title: Perception of words and non-words in the upper and lower visual fields.
Authors: Darker, Iain T.
Jordan, Timothy R.
Keywords: Reicher–Wheeler
Visual field
Asymmetry
Word perception
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: © Elsevier
Citation: DARKER and JORDAN, 2004. Perception of words and non-words in the upper and lower visual fields. Brain and Language, 89, p. 593-600
Abstract: The findings of previous investigations into word perception in the upper and the lower visual field (VF) are variable and may have incurred non-perceptual biases caused by the asymmetric distribution of information within a word, an advantage for saccadic eye-movements to targets in the upper VF and the possibility that stimuli were not projected to the correct retinal locations. The present study used the Reicher–Wheeler task and an eye-tracker to show that, using stringent methodology, a right over left VF advantage is observed for word recognition, but that no differences were found between the upper and the lower VF for either word or non-word recognition. The results are discussed in terms of the neuroanatomy and perceptual abilities of the upper and the lower VF and implications for other studies of letter-string perception in the upper and the lower VF are presented.
Description: This is Restricted Access. This article was published in the journal, Brain and language [© Elsevier] It is also available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/0093934X
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/2373
ISSN: 0093-934X
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