Tag: Sentence Comprehension

A Computational Investigation of Sources of Variability in Sentence Comprehension Difficulty in Aphasia

Published in: Topics in Cognitive Science, Volume 10, Issue 1, 161-174 Abstract “We present a computational evaluation of three hypotheses about sources of deficit in sentence comprehension in aphasia: slowed processing, intermittent deficiency, and resource reduction. The ACT‐R based Lewis and Vasishth (2005) model is used to implement these three proposals. Slowed processing is implemented as slowed execution time of parse steps; intermittent deficiency as increased random noise in activation of elements in memory; and resource reduction as reduced spreading activation. As data, we considered subject vs. object relative sentences, presented in a self‐paced listening modality to 56 individuals with aphasia… Read More