Compensating for a Limited Working Memory Capacity During Reading: Evidence from Eye Movements

@inproceedings{Burton2007CompensatingFA,
  title={Compensating for a Limited Working Memory Capacity During Reading: Evidence from Eye Movements},
  author={Christine Burton and Meredyth Daneman},
  year={2007}
}
Although working memory capacity is an important contributor to reading comprehension performance, it is not the only contributor. Studies have shown that epistemic knowledge (or knowledge about knowledge and learning) is related to comprehension success and may enable low-span readers to compensate for their limited resources. By comparing the eye movements of epistemically mature versus epistemically naive low-span readers, this study provided evidence for how the compensation occurs… CONTINUE READING

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