ERIC Number: EJ1152450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Reading Time Allocation Strategies and Working Memory Using Rapid Serial Visual Presentation
Busler, Jessica N.; Lazarte, Alejandro A.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v43 n9 p1375-1386 Sep 2017
Rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) is a useful method for controlling the timing of text presentations and studying how readers' characteristics, such as working memory (WM) and reading strategies for time allocation, influence text recall. In the current study, a modified version of RSVP (Moving Window RSVP [MW-RSVP]) was used to induce longer pauses at the ends of clauses and ends of sentences when reading texts with multiple embedded clauses. We studied if WM relates to allocation of time at end of clauses or sentences in a self-paced reading task and in 2 MW-RSVP reading conditions (Constant MW-RSVP and Paused MW-RSVP) in which the reading rate was kept constant or pauses were induced. Higher WM span readers were more affected by the restriction of time allocation in the MW-RSVP conditions. In addition, the recall of both higher and lower WM-span readers benefited from the paused MW-RSVP presentation.
Descriptors: Time Management, Short Term Memory, Reading Strategies, Recall (Psychology), Visual Aids, Pacing, Sentences, Reading Rate, Undergraduate Students
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Education Level: Higher Education
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