Susanne Raisig

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Scripts are mental representations of activities in memory and are thought to be organized dimensionally in a temporal dimension. We investigated the cognitive strategies during the processing of temporal order of an event sequence to gain insight into the organization of scripts. Subjects were presented with triplets of script events (A - B - C). Fifty(More)
Event sequences or scripts are the conceptual representations of activities in memory. Traditional views hold that events are represented in amodal networks and are retrieved by associative strategies. The embodied cognition approach holds that knowledge is grounded in perception and retrieved by mental simulation. We used a script generation task where(More)
Scripts of familiar activities store the temporal order of events. This enables us to generate predictions about which event will follow another. When an event does not unfold in the chronological order, a mismatch arises between the predictions and the external sensory input which is perceived as a conflict. The detection of this mismatch is accomplished(More)
Scripts store the temporal order of component events of everyday activities as well as the temporal position of the events within the activity (early or late). When confronted with an activity, predictions are generated about how the component events will unfold. Thereby, an error-detection mechanism continuously monitors whether they unfold as anticipated(More)
Accessing the temporal position of events (early or late in the event sequence) can influence the generation of predictions about upcoming events. However, it is unclear how the temporal position is processed strategically. To investigate this, we presented event pairs to 23 healthy volunteers manipulating temporal order (chronological, inverse) and(More)
Event knowledge includes persons and objects and their roles in the event. This study investigated whether the progression of patients from a source to a resulting feature, such as the progression of hair that is cut from long to short, forms part of event representations. Subjects were presented with an event prime followed by two adjectives and asked to(More)
This study investigates the representation of the temporal progression of events by means of the causal change in a patient. Subjects were asked to verify the relationship between adjectives denoting a source and resulting feature of a patient. The features were presented either chronologically or inversely to a primed event context given by a verb (to cut:(More)
Previous research has shown that perceptual relations, social affiliations, and geographical locations can be predicted using distributional semantics. We investigated whether this extends to chronological relations. In several computational studies we demonstrated that the chronological order of days, months, years, and the chronological sequence of(More)
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