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Much ado about nothing: the place of space in text


Epelboim Julie , Booth JRJames , Steinman RMRobert . Vision Research. 1996 2 ; 36(3). 465-470


We reply to the critique of Epelboim, Booth and Steinman (1994, Vision Research, 34, 1735–1766) by Rayner and Pollatsek (1996, Vision Research, 36, 461–465). We show that they are wrong in all respects. Word recognition, rather than spaces, guides reading eye movements.