The illusory-letters phenomenon: an illustration of graphemic restoration in visual word recognition

Timothy R. Jordan, Sharon M. Thomas, Kenneth C. Scott-Brown

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Abstract

We present a demonstration of word perception in which stimuli containing very few letters (just 50% of their original number) are presented for unlimited durations and yet are seen unequivocally as complete words. The phenomenon suggests that recognition of words can be achieved even when perception of their component letters is prevented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1413-1416
Number of pages4
JournalPerception
Volume28
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1999

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