26th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (San Francisco, CA, USA - May 22-25, 2014)

APS Award Address

How Do Writing Systems, Culture, and Age Influence How We Read?

Friday, May 23, 2014, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
Continental Ballroom 5-6

Keith Rayner

Keith Rayner
University of California, San Diego

To what extent do culture, writing systems, and age influence how we read? Recent research from my lab will be discussed examining this question. I will describe work comparing readers of Chinese and English with respect to eye movements (as indicators of cognitive processes) and the perceptual span; work on skilled deaf readers will also be reported. The results of a number of studies comparing older and younger readers will also be presented. Across the various studies, some interesting differences and similarities have emerged and will be discussed.

Keith Rayner in the news: Pacific Standard (April 29, 2014).

Keith Rayner is a recipient of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) William James Fellow Award for his lifetime of significant intellectual contributions to the basic science of psychology.

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