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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.  (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)
  • Received:2016-09-12 Online:2017-07-15 Published:2017-05-26
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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.

Key words:  reading, word recognition, letter/character position encoding, transposed letter effect

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