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During the reading of eyes looking in different directions.

In reading, almost 50% of the time people see eye to different letters, believes Cognitive psychologist Simon Liversedge from the Univeristy of Southampton. Lines of sight that can be as different in different directions, and overlap.

We know that reading small physical rapid eye alternated with stops. Roughly speaking, the eyes move from word to word, briefly quickly to read it. Until now it was thought that fixing their eyes usually focus on the same letter.

Challenge to test this hypothesis, Simon Liversedge and his colleagues conducted a series of experiments. Volunteer read from a distance of one metre text recruited 14th font, while researchers with invisible infrared beam recorded his eye movements.

Experiments showed that 53% of the time their eyes really look at the same letter, but 47% different. 39% of the time, 47% of view differ (left eye looking left and right – right), and 8% of the time-cutting (left eye looks right and the right-left). Letters need not be adjacent, but usually located next: away from each other at an average of two characters.

Even when our eyes, looking at different letters, send different image, the brain still unites them in a single image.

Simon Liversedge believes that the results of experiments to elucidate the mechanism of reading, improve methods of teaching reading and children and develop ways to combat the violation of the ability to read, for example, with dyslexia.

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