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Your Very Helpful Brain in Action : Immediate Disruptions of the Reading Process and Lingering Effects of Error Correction

Strukelj, Alexander LU ; Andersson, Richard LU and Paradis, Carita LU (2014) Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language (CSDL 12)
Abstract
Two eye-tracking experiments were carried out to examine the effects of eye movements in relation to the detection and non-detection of contextually congruent and incongruent antonyms such as high–low, good–bad.

Experiment 1: First fixation durations on the incongruent word (p<0.01) were significantly shorter than for congruent words for detected incongruities, suggesting that language processing might be instantly interrupted by detection of antonymic incongruities. For undetected incongruities, significantly more revisits to the incongruent word were found (p<0.03).

Experiment 2: For undetected incongruities, significantly increased dwell times (p<0.001) and more revisits to the incongruous word (p<0.001)... (More)
Two eye-tracking experiments were carried out to examine the effects of eye movements in relation to the detection and non-detection of contextually congruent and incongruent antonyms such as high–low, good–bad.

Experiment 1: First fixation durations on the incongruent word (p<0.01) were significantly shorter than for congruent words for detected incongruities, suggesting that language processing might be instantly interrupted by detection of antonymic incongruities. For undetected incongruities, significantly more revisits to the incongruent word were found (p<0.03).

Experiment 2: For undetected incongruities, significantly increased dwell times (p<0.001) and more revisits to the incongruous word (p<0.001) were found. Also, significantly increased text reading times (p<0.02) and decreased first-pass reading times on the sentence after the incongruity (p<0.01) were found. This suggests that an incorrect parse was corrected without conscious involvement from the reader, with effects of this unconscious error correction evidenced in lingering effects during subsequent reading. (Less)
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antonyms, eye-tracking, garden path linger, Good Enough approach, shallow processing, semantic illusions, unconscious error correction, undetected incongruities
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Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language (CSDL 12)
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  abstract     = {Two eye-tracking experiments were carried out to examine the effects of eye movements in relation to the detection and non-detection of contextually congruent and incongruent antonyms such as high–low, good–bad.<br/><br>
	Experiment 1: First fixation durations on the incongruent word (p&lt;0.01) were significantly shorter than for congruent words for detected incongruities, suggesting that language processing might be instantly interrupted by detection of antonymic incongruities. For undetected incongruities, significantly more revisits to the incongruent word were found (p&lt;0.03). <br/><br>
	Experiment 2: For undetected incongruities, significantly increased dwell times (p&lt;0.001) and more revisits to the incongruous word (p&lt;0.001) were found. Also, significantly increased text reading times (p&lt;0.02) and decreased first-pass reading times on the sentence after the incongruity (p&lt;0.01) were found. This suggests that an incorrect parse was corrected without conscious involvement from the reader, with effects of this unconscious error correction evidenced in lingering effects during subsequent reading.},
  author       = {Strukelj, Alexander and Andersson, Richard and Paradis, Carita},
  keyword      = {antonyms,eye-tracking,garden path linger,Good Enough approach,shallow processing,semantic illusions,unconscious error correction,undetected incongruities},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Your Very Helpful Brain in Action : Immediate Disruptions of the Reading Process and Lingering Effects of Error Correction},
  year         = {2014},
}