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Psychonomic Science

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 77–80 | Cite as

Effects of spaces on report from tachistoscopically presented letter strings

  • W. K. Estes
  • G. L. Wolford
Perception and Performance Information Processing

Abstract

The introduction of spaces into tachistoscopically presented strings of letters produced substantial increases in reportability of letters adjacent to the spaces. As in the detection experiment of Shaw (1969), a space had a greater effect on a letter preceding than on a letter following it in the instructed read-out order. However, a similar asymmetry appeared on the central-peripheral dimension in the visual field. Position of a letter in the read-out order and number of adjacent characters interacted strongly with the central-peripheral gradient.

Keywords

Letter String Type Spaees Initial Letter Control String Correct Report 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Copyright information

© The Psychonomic Society, Inc. 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. K. Estes
    • 1
  • G. L. Wolford
    • 1
  1. 1.The Rockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA

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