Current Research in Psychology

Effects of Stimulus Onset Asynchrony on Parafoveal Presentation of Homographs

Jeremy William Grabbe, Michelle Mann-Saumier, Kaeli Entrup and Autumn M. Gooden-Malone

DOI : 10.3844/crpsp.2012.40.42

Current Research in Psychology

Volume 3, Issue 1

Pages 40-42

Abstract

Recent research in word recognition has found a benefit for right parafoveal presentation. This asymmetrical finding has lead to a need to reexamine previous research in foveal-parafoveal word processing. This study reexamined previous research on homographs and the parafovea, previously no parafoveal effect/benefit was found. The authors in the current study attempted to replicate Inhoff’s original work by compensating for possible methodological limitations in Inhoff’s study. The results showed that Stimulus Onset Asynchrony (SOA) was a factor in the original Inhoff study. The results of the current study show that when controlling for SOA a parafoveal benefit did exist.

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© 2012 Jeremy William Grabbe, Michelle Mann-Saumier, Kaeli Entrup and Autumn M. Gooden-Malone. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.