With deep sadness, we announce the passing of Distinguished Professor Keith Rayner, Atkinson Family Chair of Psychology at UC San Diego. Keith was the world’s leading expert in the study of the cognitive mechanisms underlying the ability to read in children and adults. Keith left a deep mark on his colleagues in his discipline, as well as the dozens of students and scholars he has mentored throughout the world across his forty-year career.
Keith’s full obituary is located here.
A memorial website can be found here.
Come see some of the ongoing work in our lab at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA! Click the links to download our posters.
Abbott, Angele, Ahn, & Rayner (Friday Noon-1:30, Poster 2134). Skipping Syntactically Illegal “The” Previews—The Role of Predictability.
Plummer, Abbott, & Rayner (Friday Noon-1:30, Poster 2132). Predicting Individual Differences in the Perceptual Span and Eye Movement Behavior During Reading.
Bélanger, Schotter, & Rayner (Saturday Noon-1:30, Poster 4180). Young Deaf Readers’ Word Processing Efficiency.
Schotter (Saturday 2:10-2:25, “Reading” Spoken Session). Toward a New Theory of Reading: Independent and Joint Effects of Context, Parafoveal Preview, and Foveal Information
Congratulations Keith! Watch his address at the 2014 APS Annual Convention: