Staying at Wes Over Break?

From Becca Loomis ’10:

Are you going to be on campus the first week of Spring Break? Want to make $7? Sign up to participate in a senior thesis examining eye movements and reading! The study is being run in the Eye Movement and Reading Laboratory in the Psychology Department. The experiment takes 20-40 minutes and involves reading sentences on a computer screen. You must be a Wesleyan student and a native English speaker to participate. Email rloomis@wes or eyelab@wes for information or to sign up!

12 thoughts on “Staying at Wes Over Break?

  1. lol

    #5: That kind of situation is very particular, but I’d imagine that as you grow up, one is more developed than the other — for example, you may be speaking Spanish at home, but you’re reading/speaking/writing in English in preschool/K.

  2. lol

    #5: That kind of situation is very particular, but I’d imagine that as you grow up, one is more developed than the other — for example, you may be speaking Spanish at home, but you’re reading/speaking/writing in English in preschool/K.

  3. Person

    Not to be pedantic, but I’m really just wondering — what if someone learned both English and another language at a very early age? What is considered to be the ‘first’/native language?

  4. Person

    Not to be pedantic, but I’m really just wondering — what if someone learned both English and another language at a very early age? What is considered to be the ‘first’/native language?

  5. Becca Loomis

    People read differently in their first and second languages, so, unfortunately, it is a variable that we have to control for. I assure you that it’s not an arbitrary criterion.

    -Becca

  6. Becca Loomis

    People read differently in their first and second languages, so, unfortunately, it is a variable that we have to control for. I assure you that it’s not an arbitrary criterion.

    -Becca

  7. Anonymous

    just because you read as well doesn’t mean you didn’t apply the grammar and eye movement of your first language and therefore read English “differently”

    -neuro major

  8. Anonymous

    just because you read as well doesn’t mean you didn’t apply the grammar and eye movement of your first language and therefore read English “differently”

    -neuro major

  9. anon

    Ah that’s some bs… I can read as well as any native English speaker. What’s the psychological difference that’s reflected in eye movements of natives vs. non-natives? Sounds like an arbitrary criterion.

  10. anon

    Ah that’s some bs… I can read as well as any native English speaker. What’s the psychological difference that’s reflected in eye movements of natives vs. non-natives? Sounds like an arbitrary criterion.

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