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Word Recognition, Visual

  • By: Kathleen Rastle
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Reading is one of the most remarkable of our cognitive abilities. Skilled readers are able to recognize printed words and compute their associated meanings with astonishing speed and with a great deal of accuracy. This level of performance arises despite the ...