Adults' reading comprehension: effects of syntactic complexity and working memory.

@article{Norman1992AdultsRC,
  title={Adults' reading comprehension: effects of syntactic complexity and working memory.},
  author={Sue K. Norman and Susan J. Kemper and Donna Kynette},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  year={1992},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={
          P258-65
        }
}
Two experiments investigated the relationship between working memory and reading comprehension. In the first, college students, 18 to 26 years of age, and adults, 60 to 92 years of age, were given a battery of tests of working memory, a standard timed reading comprehension test, and a reading test designed to explore how syntactic complexity affects comprehension. In a follow-up study, the adults were retested on a modified version of the syntax comprehension text. Age group declines in working… CONTINUE READING
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