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A New Perspective on Visual Word Processing Efficiency
  • Joseph W. Houpt, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • James T. Townsend, Indiana University - Bloomington
As a fundamental part of our daily lives, visual word processing has received much attention in the psychological literature. Despite the well established perceptual advantages of word and pseudoword context using accuracy, a comparable effect using response times has been elusive. Some researchers continue to question whether the advantage due to word context is perceptual. We use the capacity coefficient, a well established, response time based measure of efficiency to provide evidence of word processing as a particularly efficient perceptual process to complement those results from the accuracy domain.
  • Visual word perception,
  • Efficiency,
  • Workload capacity
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Joseph W. Houpt and James T. Townsend. "A New Perspective on Visual Word Processing Efficiency" (2010)
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