Michael Cutter

Research Assistant

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room UG44, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
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I completed my undergraduate degree and PhD at the University of Southampton. During my PhD I worked with Professor Simon Liversedge and Dr. Denis Drieghe, with the topic of my thesis being “Oculomotor Control during Reading”. Upon completing my PhD I spent a brief period working as an associate lecturer at Southampton Solent University, before taking up a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Edinburgh. I am currently working with Dr. Patrick Sturt and Dr. Andrea Martin examining the parafoveal processing of syntactic information during reading.

Research summary

My research primarily focuses on eye movement control during language processing. This includes work on how visual factors such as word length influence saccadic targeting, how words are processed in the parafovea, the nature of lexical processing during reading, and more recently how syntactic processing influences eye movements during reading.