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Lêda Maria Braga Tomitch ; Nicolas MacNair ; Vanessa Kwan Lim ; Karen Elizabeth Waldie ;Psychology & Neuroscience 2009, 2 2

Autor: Luciane Baretta

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Psychology & Neuroscience ISSN: 1984-3054 landeira@puc-rio.br Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Brasil Baretta, Luciane; Braga Tomitch, Lêda Maria; MacNair, Nicolas; Kwan Lim, Vanessa; Waldie, Karen Elizabeth Inference making while reading narrative and expository texts: An ERP study Psychology & Neuroscience, vol.
2, núm.
2, julio-diciembre, 2009, pp.
137-145 Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=207014866005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative PSYCHOLOGY NEUROSCIENCE Psychology & Neuroscience, 2009, 2, 2, 137 - 145 DOI: 10.3922-j.psns.2009.2.005 Inference making while reading narrative and expository texts: An ERP study Luciane Baretta1, Lêda Maria Braga Tomitch2, Nicolas MacNair3, Vanessa Kwan Lim3 and Karen Elizabeth Waldie3 1 Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina, Brazil 2 Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil 3 University of Auckland, New Zealand Abstract Much of the recent research on discourse comprehension has centered on the readers’ ability to construct coherent mental representations of texts.
In order to form a unified representation of a given text, a reader must be able to join the information presented in the text with his-her background knowledge to construe the meaning that may not be explicitly stated, through the generation of inferences.
In this study, the process of inference making by native speakers of English while reading two different types of text was investigated using electroencephalography (EEG).
Subjects read narrative and expository paragraphs, and judged the plausibility of the final sentence of each four-sentence long paragraph by reference to the previous ...





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