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Research Article

Subjective Impressions Do Not Mirror Online Reading Effort: Concurrent EEG-Eyetracking Evidence from the Reading of Books and Digital Media

  • Franziska Kretzschmar,

    Affiliation: Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany

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  • Dominique Pleimling,

    Affiliation: Institute of Book and Media Studies Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany

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  • Jana Hosemann,

    Affiliation: Department of German Philology, Georg August-University, Göttingen, Germany

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  • Stephan Füssel,

    Affiliation: Institute of Book and Media Studies Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany

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  • Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky,

    Affiliation: Department of Germanic Linguistics, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

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  • Matthias Schlesewsky mail

    schlesew@uni-mainz.de

    Affiliation: Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany

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  • Published: February 06, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0056178

About the Authors

Franziska Kretzschmar, Matthias Schlesewsky
Department of English and Linguistics, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany
Dominique Pleimling, Stephan Füssel
Institute of Book and Media Studies Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany
Jana Hosemann
Department of German Philology, Georg August-University, Göttingen, Germany
Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky
Department of Germanic Linguistics, University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: schlesew@uni-mainz.de

Competing Interests

The authors confirm that their commercial funder Marketing- und Verlagsservice des Buchhandels GmbH did not influence the study reported here in any way and that this source of funding does not compromise the authors‚ adherence to PLOS ONE policies. All data and materials are accessible in accordance with the journal's sharing policy. This does not alter the authors‚ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FK DP SF MS. Performed the experiments: FK JH DP MS. Analyzed the data: FK IBS MS. Wrote the paper: FK JH DP SF IBS MS.