The time-course of recovery from interruption during reading: Eye movement evidence for the role of interruption lag and spatial memory

Cane, James E. and Cauchard, Fabrice and Weger, Ulrich W. (2012) The time-course of recovery from interruption during reading: Eye movement evidence for the role of interruption lag and spatial memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65 (7). pp. 1397-1413. ISSN 1747-0218 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2012.656666

Abstract

Two experiments examined how interruptions impact reading and how interruption lags and the reader's spatial memory affect the recovery from such interruptions. Participants read paragraphs of text and were interrupted unpredictably by a spoken news story while their eye movements were monitored. Time made available for consolidation prior to responding to the interruption did not aid reading resumption. However, providing readers with a visual cue that indicated the interruption location did aid task resumption substantially in Experiment 2. Taken together, the findings show that the recovery from interruptions during reading draws on spatial memory resources and can be aided by processes that support spatial memory. Practical implications are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Reading, Interruption, Eye movement, Memory, Comprehension
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Depositing User: James Cane
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 11:29
Last Modified: 01 May 2014 09:50
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/29459 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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