Linguistic focus and memory: an eye movement study.

  title={Linguistic focus and memory: an eye movement study.},
  author={Peter Ward and Patrick Sturt},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  volume={35 1},
We report an eyetracking study investigating the effects of linguistic focus on eye movements and memory during two readings of a text. Across two presentations of the text, a critical word either changed to a semantically related word or remained unchanged. Focus on the critical word was manipulated using context. Eye movements were monitored during reading, and there was a secondary task of detecting the word change. Results indicated that when a word changed, participants were more… CONTINUE READING

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