ERIC Number: EJ199043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reading and Cognitive Capacity Usage: Effects of Text Difficulty.
Britton, Bruce K.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Learning and Memory, v4 n6 p582-91 Nov 1978
In secondary-task reading experiments, easy text filled cognitive capacity more completely than difficult text. A cognitive interpretation is that, in reading easy passages, the cognitive processors are full. But in difficult passages, frequent breakdowns in comprehension temporarily empty processor spaces, leaving cognitive capacity for the secondary task. (Author/SJL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A