Psychophysics of Reading: Normal and Low Vision

The book, Psychophysics of Reading: Normal and Low Vision, presents an update on research in reading and vision.

Legge, G.E. (2007). Psychophysics of Reading in Normal and Low Vision . Mahwah , NJ & London : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. ISBN 0-8058-4328-0

  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • 1. Vision and Reading
  • 2. Measuring Reading Speed
  • 3. Visual Mechanisms in Reading
  • 4. Displaying Text
  • 5. The MNREAD Acuity Chart (Co-authored with J.S. Mansfield)
  • Appendix: Print Size Definitions and Conversions (Co-authored with J.S. Mansfield)
  • A compact disk accompanies the book and contains reprints of the 20 journal articles in the Psychophysics of Reading series

This series of papers describes research on the psychophysics of reading conducted at the Minnesota Laboratory for Low-Vision Research by Gordon E. Legge and his colleagues. The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.

I.

Legge, G.E., Pelli, D.G., Rubin, G.S., & Schleske, M.M. (1985). Psychophysics of reading. I. Normal vision. Vision Research, 25, 239-252. (Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
II. Legge, G.E., Rubin, G.S., Pelli, D.G., & Schleske, M.M. (1985). Psychophysics of reading. II. Low vision. Vision Research, 25, 253-266. (Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
III. Pelli, D.G., Legge, G.E., & Schleske, M.M. (1985). Psychophysics of reading. III. A fiberscope low-vision reading aid. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 26, 751-763. (Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
IV. Legge, G.E. & Rubin, G.S. (1986). Psychophysics of reading. IV. Wavelength effects in normal and low vision. Journal of the Optical Society of America, A3, 40-51. (Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
V. Legge, G.E., Rubin, G.S., & Luebker, A. (1987). Psychophysics of reading. V. The role of contrast in normal vision. Vision Research, 27, 1165-1171. (Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
VI. Rubin, G.S. & Legge, G.E. (1989). Psychophysics of reading. VI. The role of contrast in low vision. Vision Research, 29, 79-91. (Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
VII. Legge, G.E., Ross, J.A., Maxwell, K.T., & Luebker, A. (1989). Psychophysics of reading. VII. Comprehension in normal and low vision. Clinical Vision Sciences, 4, 51-60. ( Abstract) ; (pdf version)
VIII. Legge, G.E., Ross, J.A., Luebker, A., & LaMay, J.M. (1989). Psychophysics of reading. VIII. The Minnesota low-vision reading test. Optometry and Vision Science , 66, 843-853. (Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
IX. Parish, D.H. & Legge, G.E. Psychophysics of reading. IX. The stability of eye position in normal and low vision. Unpublished Manuscript 8/89. (Abstract) ; (pdf version)
X. Akutsu, H., Legge, G.E., Ross, J.A., & Schuebel, K. (1991). Psychophysics of reading. X. Effects of age related changes in vision. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 46, 325-331. (Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
XI. Legge, G.E., Parish, D.H., Luebker, A., & Wurm, L.H. (1990). Psychophysics of reading. XI. Comparing luminance and color contrast. Journal of the Optical Society of America, A7, 2002-2010. ( Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
XII. Legge, G.E., Ross, J.A., Isenberg, L.M., & LaMay, J.M. (1992). Psychophysics of reading. XII. Clinical predictors of low-vision reading speed. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 33, 677-687. ( Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
XIII. Ahn, S.J. & Legge, G.E. (1995). Psychophysics of reading. XIII. Predictors of magnifier-aided reading speed in low vision. Vision Research, 35, 1931-1938. (Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
XIV. Beckmann, P.J. & Legge, G.E. (1996). Psychophysics of reading. XIV. The page-navigation problem in using magnifiers. Vision Research, 36, 3723-3733. (Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
XV. Mansfield, J.S., Legge, G.E.,& Bane, M.C. (1996). Psychophysics of reading. XV. Font effects in normal and low vision. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 37, 1492-1501. (Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
XVI. Legge, G.E., Ahn, S.J., Klitz, T.S. & Luebker, A. (1997). Psychophysics of reading. XVI. The visual span in normal and low vision. Vision Research, 37, 1999-2010. (Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
XVII. Harland, S., Legge, G.E., & Luebker, A. (1998). Psychophysics of reading. XVII. Low- vision performance with four types of electronically magnified text. Optometry & Vision Science, 75, 183-190. ( Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
XVIII. Chung, S.T.L., Mansfield, J.S., & Legge, G.E. (1998). Psychophysics of reading. XVIII. The effect of print size on reading speed in normal peripheral vision. Vision Research, 38, 2949-2962. ( Abstract from Pub Med) ; (pdf version)
XIX. Bruggeman, H. & Legge, G.E. (2002). Psychophysics of reading. XIX. Hypertext search and retrieval with low vision. Proceedings of the IEEE, 90, 94-103. (pdf version)
XX. Legge, G.E., Mansfield, J.S., & Chung, S.T.L. (2001). Psychophysics of reading. XX. Linking letter recognition to reading speed in central and peripheral vision. Vision Research, 41, 725-734. (Abstract from Pub Med); (pdf version)