Event structure guides reading behavior as revealed by eye movements
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Individuals segment information in narrative texts into discrete events, with distinct boundaries between those events. How might event structure affect reading behavior? The present study examines whether eye-movements during discourse comprehension reveal how readers respond online to event structure. In two experiments, reading times were slower for event boundaries, according to multiple measures, and regressions varied by event structure. Working memory capacity interacted with reading effects, showing a larger processing load from event boundaries.
Society for Text & Discourse
Kurby, Christopher A. and Swets, Ben, "Event structure guides reading behavior as revealed by eye movements" (2014). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 865.