Tag: Event Segmentation Theory

On the predictability of event boundaries in discourse: An ERP investigation

Published in: Memory & Cognition, Volume 46, Issue 2, 315-325 Abstract “When reading a text describing an everyday activity, comprehenders build a model of the situation described that includes prior knowledge of the entities, locations, and sequences of actions that typically occur within the event. Previous work has demonstrated that such knowledge guides the processing of incoming information by making event boundaries more or less expected. In the present ERP study, we investigated whether comprehenders’ expectations about event boundaries are influenced by how elaborately common events are described in the context. Participants read short stories in which a common activity (e.g.,… Read More