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Word Synthesis Essay

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"Word recognition has been typically examined using lexical decision tasks in which participants are required to discriminate between real words and nonword foils. Using this task, a word has been recognized when a familiar letter string can be accurately differentiated from a novel one." Evans, Lambon Ralph, and Woollams (2012). Findings about perception of words in adults in written texts is typically recognition performance that varies with function of fixation location within the word. As "viewing position effect" means that words are recognized best when fixated slightly left of their center and performance drops as fixation location deviates from this position toward the beginning or end of word. This occurs for short as well
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