What: Visual statistical learning, reading proficiency, and writing systems
Where: BCBL Auditorium
When: 12 PM, noon
What determines visual statistical learning performance? Drawing on information theory we entertain the theoretical hypothesis that rate of novel information (entropy) per time unit predicts perception of regularities in the visual modality for a given individual. Considering eye-movement data during text reading, we discuss the implications of information theory to understanding reading proficiency, and offer a novel perspective to the taxonomy of writing systems.