Kayleigh Warrington

Postgraduate Researcher
BSc (Hons) Psychology (1st) University of Leicester

 

klw53@leicester.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)116 229 7176

Room 5.26
Centre for Medicine

University of Leicester

Leicester LE1 9HN

UK

Research

My research focuses on understanding the processes involved in reading, and exploring whether these processes are equivalent in young (18-30) and older readers (65+). More specifically, my research examines whether the loss in visual abilities in healthy adults in older age may be associated with difficulties in identifying letters within words during reading. This is examined using eye tracking technology, which provides a highly detailed record of the reading process and is the most effective and precise technique for assessing the visual and cognitive processes underlying naturalistic reading.

Presentations

Warrington, K.L. White, S.J., McGowan, V.A., & Paterson, K.B. (2017). Aging and the misperception of words during reading. Talk presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements, Wuppertal, Germany, 20-24 August.

Paterson, K.B., Warrington, K.L., White, S.J., & McGowan, V.A. (2017). Re-assessing adult age differences in the perceptual span in reading. Talk presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements, Wuppertal, Germany, 20-24 August.

McGowan, V.A., White , S.J., Warrington, K.L., & Paterson, K.B. (2017). Are older adults "riskier"? Examining adult age differences in reading. Talk presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements, Wuppertal, Germany, 20-24 August.

Li, S., ALjassmi, M.A., Warrington, K.L., White, S.J., Wang, J., Jordan, T.R., Paterson, K.B. (2017). Eye movement control for horizontal and vertical English text. Talk presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements, Wuppertal, Germany, 20-24 August.

Warrington, K.L., Li, L., Xie, F., Li, S., Wang, J., McGowan, V.A., White, S.J.,& Paterson, K.B. (2017). Effects of ageing and pattern complexity on the visual span of Chinese readers. Poster presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements, Wuppertal, Germany, 20-24 August.

McGowan, V.A., Warrington, K.L., Li, L., Li, S., Zhang, Y., Yao, Y.,  Wang, J., White, S.J., & Paterson K.B. (2017). The Perceptual Span of Young and Older Chinese Readers. Poster presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements, Wuppertal, Germany, 20-24 August.

Warrington, K.L., White, S.J., & Paterson, K.B. (2017). Ageing and the misperception of words during reading. Talk presented at the meeting of the EPS, Belfast, 10-12 April.

Li, L., Warrington, K.L., Xie, F., Li, S., Wang, J., McGowan, V.A., White, S.J.,& Paterson, K.B. (2017). Effects of ageing and pattern complexity on the visual span of Chinese readers. Talk presented at the meeting of the EPS, Belfast, 10-12 April.

Li, S., ALjassmi, M.A, Warrington, K.L, White, S.J., Wang, J., Jordan, T.R., & Paterson, K.B. (2017). Eye movement control for horizontal and vertical English text. Poster presented at the meeting of the EPS, Belfast, 10-12 April.

Warrington, K.L. (2016). Eye movement behaviour in young and older adults. Invited talk at Tianjin Normal University, 2 December.

Warrington, K.L, White, S.J., & Paterson, K.B. (2016). Lexical neighbours and word misperception effects in older age: Evidence form eye movements. Poster presented at the UK-China researcher links workshop 'Improving literacy: understanding reading development and reading difficulties across the lifespan'. Tianjin, China, 21-23 September

Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., White, S.J., & Paterson, K.B. (2016). Eye movements during reading of text with transposed letters: A comparison of young and older adults. Talk presented at the Using eye movements to study literacy development workshop, Southampton, 17-19 August.

Warrington, K.L., White, S.J., & Paterson, K.B.(2016). Lexical neighbours and word misperception effects in older age: Evidence form eye movements. Poster presented at the meeting of the EPS, Oxford, 8-10 July.

Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., White, S.J., & Paterson, K.B. (2016). Effects of adult aging on letter position coding: Evidence from eye movements when reading text with transposed letters. Talk presented at UKOG, Oxford, 7 July.

Paterson, K.B., McGowan, V.A., Warrington, K.L., White, S.J., Li, L., Li, S., Xie, F., & Wang, J. (2016). Aging and the perceptual span in English and Chinese. Paper presented at the Chinese International Conference on Eye Movements, Changchun, China, 28-30 May.

Warrington, K.L., White, S.J., & Paterson, K.B. (2016). Aging and the misperception of words: Evidence from eye movements during reading. PGR research day, Leicester, 29 June.

Warrington, K.L., White, S.J., & Paterson, K.B. (2016). Brain processes during reading: What eye movements can tell us. Brain Awareness Day, Leicester, 16 March.

Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., White, S.J., & Paterson, K.B. (2016). Effects of aging and stimulus quality on reading: Evidence from eye movements. Talk presented at the meeting of the EPS, London, 6-8 January.

Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., White, S.J., & Paterson, K.B. (2015). Stimulus quality and aging. Talk presented at the Vision and Language Group seminar, Leicester, 4 November.

White, S.J., Soltan, M., Weger, S.T., Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., & Paterson, K.B. (2015). Eye movements during reading and skimming: The role of prior knowledge. Centre for Visual Cognition, University of Southampton

Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., White, S.J., Paterson, K.B., & Gottlob, I. (2015). Aging and the use of parafoveal orthographic information during reading. Poster presented at Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour Department poster event, Leicester, 22 October.

Soltan, M., White, S.J., Weger, S.T., Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., & Paterson, K.B. (2015). The effect of medical students' prior knowledge on eye movements during reading and skimming of clinically related text. East Midlands Student Research Conference, East Anglia, 17 October.

White, S.J., Warrington, K.L., Soltan, M., McGowan, V.A., Paterson, K.B. (2015). Eye movement control during rapid reading: Word recognition and integration. Talk presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements, Vienna, Austria, 16-21 August.

McGowan, V.A., Warrington, K.L., White, S.J., & Paterson, K.B. (2015). Word processing during sentence reading: Eye movement behaviour of young and older adult readers. Talk presented at the European Conference on Eye Movements, Vienna, Austria, 16-21 August.

Warrington, K.L. (2015). Ageing and eye movements during reading. Invited talk to the Ulverscroft Foundation, Anstey, Leicester, 17 July.

Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., White, S.J., Paterson, K.B., & Gottlob, I. (2015). Aging and the use of parafoveal orthographic information during reading. Poster presented at Neuroscience and Behaviour Symposium, Leicester, 16 April.

Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., White, S.J., Paterson, K.B., & Gottlob, I. (2015). Eye movements during reading of text with transposed letters: A comparison of young and older readers. Talk presented at the meeting of the EPS, Leeds, 8-10 April.

Soltan, M., White, S.J., Weger, S.T., Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., & Paterson, K.B. (2015). Eye movements during reading and skimming of medically related text: The role of prior knowledge. Poster presented at the meeting of the EPS, Leeds, 8-10 April.

Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., White, S.J., Paterson, K.B., & Gottlob, I. (2015). Brain processes during reading: What eye movements can tell us. Poster presented at Brain Awareness Day, Leicester, 18 March.

Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., White, S.J., Paterson, K.B., & Gottlob, I. (2015). Aging and the parafoveal processing of text: Evidence from the moving window paradigm. Poster presented at the meeting of the EPS, London, 8-9 January.

Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., White, S.J., & Paterson, K.B. (2014). Eye movement behaviour of older readers: Visual processing of words. Talk presented at the Vision and Language Group seminar, Leicester, 10 December.

Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., White, S.J. & Paterson, K.B. (2014). Aging and the parafoveal processing of text: Evidence from the moving window paradigm. Talk presented at the Postgraduate Conference, Leicester, 3 December.

White, S.J. Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., & Paterson, K.B. (2014). Eye movements during reading and topic scanning: Effects of word frequency. Talk presented at the meeting of the EPS, Newcastle, 16-18 July.

White, S.J., Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., & Paterson, K.B. (2014). Eye movements during reading and scanning: Effects of word frequency and orthographic familiarity. Talk presented at the Vision and Language Group seminar, Leicester, 5 March.

Publications

Warrington, K.L., White, S.J., & Paterson, K.B. (2016). Ageing and the misperception of words: Evidence from eye movements during reading. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Special Issue in Honour of Keith Rayner.

White, S.J., Warrington, K.L., McGowan, V.A., & Paterson, K.B. (2015). Eye movements during reading and topic scanning: Effects of word frequency. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41, 233-248.

Contributing author to the research publication: IRSA. (2014). IRSA: Accelerating Success 2013-2014. Leicester: University of Leicester, 36-37.

Other activities

Journal Manager- Applied Cognitive Psychology

Grants, funding and awards

Paterson, K.B., White, S.J., & Warrington, K.L. (2016). Newton Fund PhD Placement Grant. (£15.5K) to study in Tianjin, China.

Neuroscience and Behaviour Symposium 2015 Poster Prize.

Experimental Psychology Society Grindley Grant for travel to conference in Durham.

Experimental Psychology Society Grindley Grant for travel to conference in London.

Experimental Psychology Society Grindley Grant for travel to conference in Leeds.

MPhil studentship, funded by IRSA and The Ulverscroft Foundation.

Experimental Psychology Society Undergraduate Research Bursary.

Supervisors

Dr Sarah White

Dr Kevin Paterson

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