Visual components of skilled reading: evidence from studies of typographically transformed text.

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Under certain visual conditions word length effect also occurs in skilled reading. Letter and word recognition performance of skilled readers are generally better when the stimulus is displayed in the right as opposed to the left visual field.

Interestingly, the inferiority of the left visual field increased as words become longer.

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