The perceptual span of Junior-high school students in Korean reading

우리글 읽기에서 중학생들의 지각폭 연구

  • Choi, Soyoung (Department of Special Education, Special Graduate School, Dankook University) ;
  • Koh, Sungryong (Department of Psychology, Seoul National University)
  • 최소영 (단국대학교 특수교육대학원) ;
  • 고성룡 (서울대학교 심리학과)
  • Received : 2014.06.10
  • Accepted : 2014.08.27
  • Published : 2014.09.30


The present study investigated the perceptual span(or the span of effective vision) of junior-high school students during reading Korean, using the material and the moving-window display change technique used in Choi & Koh(2009). The 8 different window sizes were used in the experiment. They were 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 characters in size and the whole line. Reading rate, number of fixation, saccadic distance, fixation duration were compared between each window-size condition and the whole line condition. Considering the pattern of eye-movement measures above, the size of the perceptual span of junior-high school students in Korean reading may be estimated to be 9 characters, that is 4 characters to the right and 1 characters to the left of the fixation.


reading skill;eye movement;perceptual span


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