Processing multiple non-adjacent dependencies: evidence from sequence learning

  title={Processing multiple non-adjacent dependencies: evidence from sequence learning},
  author={Meinou H de Vries and Karl Magnus Petersson and Sebastian Geukes and Pienie Zwitserlood and Morten H. Christiansen},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={2065 - 2076}
Processing non-adjacent dependencies is considered to be one of the hallmarks of human language. Assuming that sequence-learning tasks provide a useful way to tap natural-language-processing mechanisms, we cross-modally combined serial reaction time and artificial-grammar learning paradigms to investigate the processing of multiple nested (A1A2A3B3B2B1) and crossed dependencies (A1A2A3B1B2B3), containing either three or two dependencies. Both reaction times and prediction errors highlighted… 

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