Academic Catalog


Course Code: 9020553
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Cognitive Sciences
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator:
Offered Semester: Once in several years.

Course Content

The course will review research on psychological processes related to reading starting from the more perceptual and proceeding towards conceptual and global issues. The early part of the course will deal with the control of eye movements and registration of visual information during reading. Then issues related to word identification such as alternative models of visual word recognition and possible role of phonological coding in visual word identification will be discussed. Other topics will include constructing mental representations from text, learning, reading, developmental and acquired reading disabilities.