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Perspective effects during reading: evidence from text change-detection

Bohan, Jason; Filik, Ruth

Authors

Jason Bohan jason.bohan@glasgow.ac.uk

RUTH FILIK ruth.filik@nottingham.ac.uk
Associate Professor



Abstract

We report two text change-detection studies in which we investigate the influence of reading perspective on text memory. In Experiment 1, participants read from the perspective of one of two characters in a series of short stories, and word changes were either semantically close or distant. Participants correctly reported more changes to perspective-relevant than -irrelevant words, and for distant than close changes. However, distance and perspective did not interact, suggesting that adopting a particular perspective did not lead to a more fine-grained analysis of perspective-relevant information. In Experiment 2, participants read one long narrative from the perspective of either a burglar or house-buyer. Results showed that only participants with a low working memory span showed perspective effects, suggesting that individual differences in working memory capacity appear to influence processing of perspective-relevant information.

Citation

Bohan, J., & Filik, R. (in press). Perspective effects during reading: evidence from text change-detection. Discourse Processes, 55(2), https://doi.org/10.1080/0163853X.2017.1330020

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 5, 2017
Online Publication Date Jun 23, 2017
Deposit Date Mar 15, 2017
Publicly Available Date Dec 24, 2018
Journal Discourse Processes
Print ISSN 0163-853X
Electronic ISSN 1532-6950
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 55
Issue 2
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/0163853X.2017.1330020
Keywords Language comprehension, reading, perspective, text change-detection
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/41315
Publisher URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0163853X.2017.1330020
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Discourse Processes on 23 June 2017 available online: http://www.tandfonline....0/0163853X.2017.1330020

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