Backward updating of mental models during continuous reading of narratives.

  title={Backward updating of mental models during continuous reading of narratives.},
  author={Manuel de Vega},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={21 2},
  • Manuel de Vega
  • Published 1995 in
    Journal of experimental psychology. Learning…
Participants' ability to track the protagonist's position and surroundings, during continuous reading, was investigated. In Experiment 1, participants read passages involving either inside-outside or top-down topological relations. A typical story described the protagonist interacting with 1 object, which was either consistent or inconsistent with his or her location. The results show that it took longer to read the sentence in the inconsistent condition. Experiments 2-5 used recognition probe… CONTINUE READING

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