Examining Sensory Experience Rating Effects During Reading Using Eye Movements

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Education
Department Educational Psychology
Author Preziosi, Melissa A.
Title Examining Sensory Experience Rating Effects During Reading Using Eye Movements
Date 2018
Description Previous research suggests that words with higher Sensory Experience Ratings (SER) are associated with faster processing speeds. The goal of the current research was to determine if such SER effects are observed in more naturalistic reading contexts and, if they are, when in the time course of processing do the effects appear. Seventy-six words with varying SER were embedded in neutral sentence contexts. Words were also compared on length, frequency, contextual diversity, age of acquisition (AOA), concreteness, and number of features (NOF). Reading measures were recorded using eye movement tracking and analyzed using multilevel modeling methods. Results did not support the original hypothesis that SER effects would appear in later measures of processing. However, other variables did have significant effects during the time course of processing. Reasons for these results and future directions are discussed.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Educational psychology
Dissertation Name Master of Science
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Melissa A. Preziosi
Format Medium application/pdf
ARK ark:/87278/s68391kg
Setname ir_etd
Date Created 2020-04-06
Date Modified 2020-04-14
ID 1538206
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68391kg
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