Sensory Constraints on Perceptual Simulation During Sentence Reading

  title={Sensory Constraints on Perceptual Simulation During Sentence Reading},
  author={Xuefei Gao and Ting Jiang},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance},
  • Xuefei Gao, Ting Jiang
  • Published 20 November 2017
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance
Resource-constrained models of language processing predict that perceptual simulation during language understanding would be compromised by sensory limitations (such as reading text in unfamiliar/difficult font), whereas strong versions of embodied theories of language would predict that simulating perceptual symbols in language would not be impaired even under sensory-constrained situations. In 2 experiments, sensory decoding difficulty was manipulated by using easy and hard fonts to study… 
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