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comment How are humans able to read scrambled text/characters (e.g., CAPTCHA)?
You can see components as an extension of gestalt theory and both are applicable to your problem.
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revised Does being read to improve reading speed?
changed the picture to better catch the crowding effect
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answered Does being read to improve reading speed?
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comment Is it easy in languages other than English to read a paragraph where all but the first and last letters of every word have been rearranged?
Hi @LeoTM - sorry but I disagree with part of your answer (it made me write my own!). Actually, the human brain does read every letter by itself and read the word as a whole - both.
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answered How are humans able to read scrambled text/characters (e.g., CAPTCHA)?
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comment What causes words repeated in your head to start fading away from consciousness?
see cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/3813/… for a similar Q/A
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comment Does the time required to read a word grow linearly with the number of characters?
To add to the debate, we can argue that naming (i.e. reading aloud) is not something you do while you read silently. The reading processes measured in the naming response times reflect too much the articulatory part of reading aloud. But there is no task that reflect pure reading - I replied to @what in a comment of my answer and tried to be more consensual though.
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comment Does the time required to read a word grow linearly with the number of characters?
@what in my view, a word can be seen either as a visual object with linguistic properties (studied in lexical decision) or as a linguistic object with visual properties (studied in naming). Both approaches refer to words and reading. In the case of a lexical decision, the reading ability reflects more the visual recognition part of reading, while naming (i.e. reading aloud) emphases the phonological/articulatory part of reading. In this light, there is a word length effect in (the visual part of) reading but this effect don't show up a naming task. My guess is that we could agree on this, no?
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comment Does the time required to read a word grow linearly with the number of characters?
@what I understand your point. We could also argue that the naming task reflects more the naming part than the reading one.
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answered Does the time required to read a word grow linearly with the number of characters?
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