Karinne Sauval



Overall, I am interested in the mechanisms of visual word recognition during reading acquisition and in skilled reading.

My initial research focused on relationship between orthographic and phonological representations during visual word recognition. I addressed this issue both in children and in adults, and also in the case of bilingualism.

At the LCLD lab, my new project focuses on the implicit learning of orthographic regularities. More precisely, I am interested in how readers capture the orthographic regularities and how orthographic regularities impact visual word recognition.

I examine these issues from behavioral (response time, accuracy) and neurophysiological (ERPs) measures, and using different paradigms (priming, masked priming, learning).

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