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READING. The act of making known the contents of a writing or of a printed document.
     2. In order to enable a party to a contract or a devisor to know what a paper contains it must be read, either by the party himself or by some other person to him. When a person signs or executes a paper, it will be presumed that it has been read to him, but this presumption may be rebutted.
     3. In the case of a blind testator, if it can be proved that the will was not read to him, it cannot be sustained. 3 Wash. C C. R. 580. Vide 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 2012.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Furthermore, we might point out that both hands are playing the same chord for the entire measure (ideally the perceptual span would be at least one measure).
These fixation probabilities are much higher than is the case for English (Rayner, 1998) and clearly reflect the fact that the perceptual span is much smaller for Chinese readers (leading to shorter saccade lengths and higher probabilities of fixation on a word).
Expert readers have been found to generally read up to seven notes ahead, which is called the "eye-hand span" or "perceptual span" by researchers, and to fixate on specific locations in the score for shorter periods of time.