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Reading as a Physiological Process

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Charles Paquit

on 9 December 2015

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Transcript of Reading as a Physiological Process

Reading involves both Organic and Physiological Process and a Mental or Cognitive Process.
The availability of knowledge.
Obtaining and storing knowledge of what we read.
The most basic step is for the eyes to see, identify and recognize the printed word or images.
Your brain needs to react to what is on the page.
Thinking and alertness of the brain.
To process the words that are on a page or screen
The Light Patterns from the Printed Symbols hit the Foveal areas.
Directly passed to the foveal centrals.
Sharp central vision.
Visual detail is of primary importance, such as reading.
Optic Nerve Fiber
To read the words on the page.
Brain process signals.
React to perform a function.
Mid-Brain
Electrical impulses within our bodies.
Brain to different parts of the body.
Signals being sent and received.
What is Reading as a Physiological Process?
It is the thinking and alertness of the brain that is used to process the words that are on a page or screen when you read.
Reading as a Physiological Process
Ability to Identify and Recognize Words
Smallest unit of visual identification.
Meaningful recognition.
The Cerebral Cortex Interprets the Symbols
Motor nerves that make us move.
Our eyes do the reading.
Series of signals through our nervous system.
Different Types of Eye Movement
Fixation
Eyes stopping.
To position the target object.
To maximize the focus.
Inter-Fixation
From one stopping point to another.
Return Sweeps
Quick swinging back.
To the end of the line.
Beginning of the next line.
Regressions
Backward right to left
Double check
Good readers/weak readers
Saccades
To move quickly from one point to next
Span of Recognition
Number of words taken
Entire field of recognition
Foveal and Peripheral Vision.
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