Psychology

Hazel Blythe

BSc, MA, PhD

Primary position:
Research Fellow

Background

The University of Southampton

I did my undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of York, before moving to Durham University for my M.A. in Research Methods (Developmental Psychology). I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Southampton under the supervision of Prof. Simon Liversedge, examining children's eye movements during reading. I have worked on a number of projects as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in collaboration with Prof. Simon Liversedge (Psychology, Southampton), Prof. Colin Kennedy (Medicine, Southampton), Prof. Nick Donnelly (Psychology, Southampton), and Prof. Nick Holliman (University of York), with funding from the Leverhulme Trust, the MRC, the ESRC, and the Wellcome Trust.

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Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

Blythe, Hazel I., Johnson, R.L., Tbaily, L.W., Liversedge, Simon P. and Rayner, Keith (2014) Reading transposed text: effects of transposed letter distance and consonant-vowel status on eye movements. Attention Perception & Psychophysics (In Press).
Jainta, S., Blythe, Hazel I. and Liversedge, Simon P. (2014) Binocular advantages in reading. Current Biology, 24, (5), 526-530. (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.01.014).
Reichle, Erik D., Liversedge, Simon P., Drieghe, Denis, Blythe, Hazel I., Joseph, Holly S.S.L, White, Sarah S.J. and Rayner, Keith (2013) Using E-Z Reader to examine the concurrent development of eye-movement control and reading skill. Developmental Review, 33, (2), 110-149. (doi:10.1016/j.dr.2013.03.001).
Bai, Xuejun, Liang, Feifei, Blythe, Hazel I., Zang, Chuanli, Yan, Guoli and Liversedge, Simon P. (2013) Interword spacing effects on the acquisition of new vocabulary for readers of Chinese as a second language. Journal of Research in Reading, 36, S4-S17.
Kirkby, Julie A., Blythe, Hazel I., Drieghe, Denis, Benson, Valerie and Liversedge, Simon P. (2013) Investigating eye movement acquisition and analysis technologies as a causal factor in differential prevalence of crossed and uncrossed fixation disparity during reading and dot scanning. Behavior Research Methods, 45, 664-678. (doi:10.3758/s13428-012-0301-2). (PMID:23344736).
Liversedge, Simon P., Blythe, Hazel I. and Drieghe, Denis (2012) Beyond isolated word recognition. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35, (5), 31-32. (doi:10.1017/S0140525X12000210).
Blythe, Hazel I., Liang, F., Zang, C., Wang, J., Yan, G., Bai, X. and Liversedge, Simon P. (2012) Inserting spaces into Chinese text helps readers to learn new words: an eye movement study. Journal of Memory and Language, 67, (2), 241-254. (doi:10.1016/j.jml.2012.05.004).
Blythe, Hazel I., Holliman, N.S., Jainta, S., Tbaily, Lee and Liversedge, Simon P. (2012) Binocular coordination in response to two-dimensional, three-dimensional and stereoscopic visual stimuli. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics (doi:10.1111/j.1475-1313.2012.00926.x).
Schotter, E.R., Blythe, Hazel I., Kirkby, Julie, Rayner, K., Holliman, N.S. and Liversedge, Simon P. (2012) Binocular coordination: reading stereoscopic sentences in depth. PLoS ONE, 7, (4), e35608. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035608). (PMID:22558174).
Blythe, Hazel I., Häikiö, Tuomo, Bertram, Raymond, Liversedge, Simon P. and Hyönä, Jukka (2011) Reading disappearing text: why do children refixate words? Vision Research, 51, (1), 84-92. (doi:10.1016/j.visres.2010.10.003).
Kirkby, Julie, Blythe, Hazel I., Drieghe, Denis and Liversedge, Simon P. (2011) Reading text increases binocular disparity in dyslexic children. PLoS ONE, 6, (11), 1-7. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027105.t004).
Blythe, Hazel I., Liversedge, Simon P. and Findlay, J.M (2010) The effective fusional range for words in a natural viewing situation. Vision Research, 50, (16), 1559-1570. (doi:10.1016/j.visres.2010.05.011).
Kirkby, Julie A., Blythe, Hazel I., Benson, Valerie and Liversedge, Simon P. (2010) Binocular coordination during scanning of simple dot stimuli. Vision Research, 50, (2), 171-180. (doi:10.1016/j.visres.2009.11.008).
Blythe, Hazel I., Liversedge, Simon P., Joseph, Holly S.S.L., White, Sarah J. and Rayner, Keith (2009) Visual information capture during fixations in reading for children and adults. Vision Research, 49, (12), 1583-1591. (doi:10.1016/j.visres.2009.03.015).
Joseph, Holly S.S.L., Liversedge, Simon P., Blythe, Hazel I., White, Sarah J. and Rayner, Keith (2009) Word length and landing position effects during reading in children and adults. Vision Research, 49, (16), 2078-2086. (doi:10.1016/j.visres.2009.05.015).
Kirkby, Julie A., Webster, Lisa A.D., Blythe, Hazel I. and Liversedge, Simon P. (2008) Binocular coordination during reading and non-reading tasks. Psychological Bulletin, 134, (5), 742-763. (doi:10.1037/a0012979).
Joseph, Holly S.S.L., Liversedge, Simon P., Blythe, Hazel I., White, Sarah J., Gathercole, Susan E. and Rayner, Keith (2008) Children's and adults' processing of anomaly and implausability during reading: evidence from eye movements. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61, (5), 708-723. (doi:10.1080/17470210701400657).
Liversedge, Simon P. and Blythe, Hazel I. (2007) Lexical and sublexical influences on eye movements during reading. Language and Linguistics Compass, 1, (1/2), 17-31. (doi:10.1111/j.1749-818X.2007.00003.x).
Blythe, Hazel I., Liversedge, Simon P., Joseph, Holly S.S.L., White, Sarah J., Findlay, John M. and Rayner, Keith (2006) The binocular coordination of eye movements during reading in children and adults. Vision Research, 46, (22), 3898-3908. (doi:10.1016/j.visres.2006.06.006).

Book Section

Kirkby, Julie, White, Sarah J. and Blythe, Hazel I. (2011) Binocular coordination during reading. In, Liversedge, Simon, Gilchrist, Iain and Everling, Stephan (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Eye Movements. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 801-818. (Oxford Library of Psychology).
Blythe, Hazel I. and Joseph, Holly (2011) Children's eye movements during reading. In, Oxford Handbook on Eye Movements. Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 643-662.

Conference or Workshop Item

Liversedge, Simon P., Holliman, Nicolas S. and Blythe, Hazel I. (2009) Binocular coordination in response to stereoscopic stimuli. In, Stereoscopic Displays and Applications XX, San Jose, USA, 19 - 21 Jan 2009. (doi:10.1117/12.807251).
 

Research

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily in language and literacy development in children. In my research, I measure children’s eye movements as they are reading, in order to study how their reading develops with both age and their broader cognitive development. I am also interested in children’s cognitive development more generally, particularly in the field of visual cognition. I am currently involved with projects in the following areas: reading skills in teenagers with Permanent Childhood Hearing Impairment (PCHI) and in teenagers with dyslexia; typically developing children’s reading, binocular coordination during reading, and adults’ processing of negation during reading.

Primary research group:  Centre for Vision and Cognition (CVC)

Affiliate research group:  Southampton Neuroscience Group

Research project

Eye movements during reading

Psychological processes active during the processing of written linguistic material

Responsibilities

I am a Member of the Centre for Visual Cognition (CVC). I am a member of the Ethics Committee, and the Enterprise and Innovation Committee in Psychology.

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach on the second year undergraduate module, Perception (PSYC 2018).

Contact

Dr Hazel Blythe
Building 44
Highfield Campus
University of Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number: 44/4101

Telephone: (023) 8059 2917
Email: hib@soton.ac.uk