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Research project

Drieghe - EPS - The influence of number of syllables on word skipping during reading

  • Lead researcher:
  • Research funder:
    Experimental Psychology Society
  • Status:
    Not active


Lead researcher

Doctor Denis Drieghe

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • My research can be situated in the field of eye movements during reading.
  • One of my main research lines has been related to parafoveal processing: How accurate is parafoveal processing, and how does it influence the decision whether to skip the next word or not; How does it relate to foveal processing (i.e. simultaneous or only after foveal processing has been concluded). Additionally, my research has examined reading in multiple languages (English, Dutch, Finnish, Chinese, Arabic), and has directly compared reading in different languages both between native speakers and within bilinguals. Recent projects involved looking at task effects during reading (e.g. reading for comprehension versus skimming) and individual differences in reading (e.g. spelling skills and reading ability).

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