Discovering the Power of Words
Welcome to ReadOxford. We are a research group based in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. Our research aims to answer questions about how children learn to read. How do children first begin to recognise words? Why are some words hard to read and understand? How do we comprehend what we read? These are just some of our questions. Join us as we discover the power of words.
Find out what psychologists have learned about reading by measuring the pattern of pauses and jumps our eyes make as we read.
Word Detective, our nationwide citizen science project, is a fun word game for children aged 5-16 years. Follow the link to take part and to help us answer important questions about how children learn to read!
Visit our academic pages to find out more about us and our research.