Using real-time eye-movement measures, we asked how a fantastical discourse context competes with stored representations of semantic and world knowledge to influence children's and adults' moment-by-moment interpretation of a story. Seven-year-olds were less effective at bypassing stored semantic and world knowledge during real-time interpretation than adults. Nevertheless, an effect of discourse context on comprehension was still apparent.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|