Cognitive Processes in Discourse Comprehension: Passive Processes, Reader-Initiated Processes, and Evolving Mental Representations

@inproceedings{Broek2017CognitivePI,
  title={Cognitive Processes in Discourse Comprehension: Passive Processes, Reader-Initiated Processes, and Evolving Mental Representations},
  author={Paul van den Broek and Anne Helder},
  year={2017}
}
ABSTRACTAs readers move through a text, they engage in various types of processes that, if all goes well, result in a mental representation that captures their interpretation of the text. With each new text segment the reader engages in passive and, at times, reader-initiated processes. These processes are strongly influenced by the readers’ representation of the preceding text and, in turn, update this very same representation. This updated representation forms the backdrop for the processing… CONTINUE READING