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Advances in Psychological Science    2017, Vol. 25 Issue (7) : 1132-1138     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.01132
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 Letter/character position encoding in visual word recognition
 HUA Huimin1,2; GU Junjuan3; LIN Nan1,2; LI Xingshan1,2
 (1 CAS Key Laboratory of Behavioral Science, Institute of Psychology, Beijing 100101, China) (2 Department of Psychology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China) (3 College of Psychology, North China University of Science and Technology, Tangshan 063210, China)
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Abstract    Letter/character position information plays an important role in visual word recognition. In this article, we review three representative models of letter position encoding, i.e. the Open-Bigram Model, the Spatial Coding Model, and the Overlap Model. In addition, we review main experimental findings on letter/character position encoding in alphabetic language reading and Chinese reading. Finally, we point out some remaining open questions regarding Chinese character position encoding, and propose some new trends in this line of research.
Keywords  reading      word recognition      letter/character position encoding      transposed letter effect     
Corresponding Authors: LIN Nan, E-mail:     E-mail: E-mail:
Issue Date: 26 May 2017
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HUA Huimin,GU Junjuan,LIN Nan, et al.  Letter/character position encoding in visual word recognition[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(7): 1132-1138.
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