Less Skilled Readers Have Less Efficient Suppression Mechanisms.

  title={Less Skilled Readers Have Less Efficient Suppression Mechanisms.},
  author={Morton Ann Gernsbacher},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={4 5},
One approach to understanding the component processes and mechanisms underlying adult reading skill is to compare the performance of more skilled and less skilled readers on laboratory experiments. The results of some recent experiments employing this approach demonstrate that less skilled adult readers suppress less efficiently the inappropriate meanings of ambiguous words (e.g., the playing card vs. garden tool meanings of spade), the incorrect forms of homophones (e.g., patients vs. patience… CONTINUE READING
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