Letter Recognition within Words Flashed Left and Right of Fixation

Science  19 Oct 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3538, pp. 444-445
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3538.444


Neural activity related to eye movements has been proposed as a reason for superior recognition of words to the right of fixation. Predictions from such propositions were verified in our experiment. The distribution of recognition errors among letter positions on the left is relatively symmetrical, while the distribution on the right increases from fixation.