APS Award Address
How Do Writing Systems, Culture, and Age Influence How We Read?
Friday, May 23, 2014,
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
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.