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By Ariane Levy-Schoen, Kevin O’Regan (auth.), Paul A. Kolers, Merald E. Wrolstad, Herman Bouma (eds.)

The association of the web page as a technological gadget and our acquisition of data from it have been matters of willing curiosity to psychologists and architects a century in the past. study at the issues proceeded in a timely fashion for greater than 1 / 4 of a century then, and used to be introduced jointly within the nonetheless helpful survey and research of all of them that E. B. Huey released in 1908 as "The psychology and pedagogy of examining, with a overview of the historical past of interpreting and writing and of tools, texts, and hygiene in interpreting. " study at the mental points of literacy tended to decrease after that height, yet examine on layout and at the expertise of featuring infor­ mation has flourished apace in the meantime. maybe a little motivated by way of the reissue of Huey's publication via MIT Press in 1968, psychologists have lower back to the research of literacy. The symposium that the current quantity stories was once an attempt to compile back psychologists attracted to literacy and similar different types of info acquisition, pictures designers, and engineers actively thinking about the improvement and deployment of the more moderen expertise. in this century, psychologists, pix designers, and engineers have misplaced a lot of the mutual verbal exchange that their joint firm may still inspire. The layout of machines has frequently the benefit of packaging, the layout of screens has usually the designer's own esthetic.

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Sa mise en relation avec l'activite cognitive chez l'enfant d'age prescolaire. These, Universite Paris V, 1978). Morawetz, E. Informations-theoretische Analyse des Lernens von Material mit verschieden hohem Sinngehalt. Unpublished dissertation, Psychologisches Institut, Wien Universitat, 1961. Morton, J. The effects of context upon speed of reading, eye movements and eye voice span. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1964, 16, 340-354. Morton, J. A two hours reading course. Nature, 1966, 211, 323-324.

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It is assumed, then, that what is included within the perceptual span region during a fixation is seen. Fixations occur at the rate of about four per sec, each giving a new view of the text, and yet the person has no sense of receiving such rapid succession of discrete images. There must be some means by which these are integrated into a single coherent image of the text. The problem will be discussed in more detail later. Finally, if it is accepted that there is rather precise control of eye movements, the mind must be calculating during each fixation where the eye should be sent for the next fixation to provide the most information.

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