The Effect of Context on the Critical Print Size for Reading
Poster Session VIII - Board: VIII-131
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall
We compared the critical print size (CPS) (the smallest print that can be read at one's best reading speed) for normal text (containing context cues) versus shuffled text (containing fewer context cues). Surprisingly, the CPS is larger for normal text, suggesting that context-dependent speeded reading cannot tolerate small print.