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Exploring the Spatial Gradient Effect

EasyChair Preprint no. 3857

12 pagesDate: July 13, 2020


We examined the limitations of the spatial gradient effect, or decrease in availability of objects/locations as a function of distance traveled. Across three experiments we used naming time probes to measure availability of an initial spatial location after varying the distance a protagonist traveled. The findings will be discussed in terms of the limit they place on memory-based explanations, and the need for dimensional information that is a part of situation-based explanations of comprehension.

Keyphrases: Memory based processing, Situation model comprehension, Spatial Gradient Effect

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BibTeX does not have the right entry for preprints. This is a hack for producing the correct reference:
  author = {Emily R Smith and Edward J O'Brien},
  title = {Exploring the Spatial Gradient Effect},
  howpublished = {EasyChair Preprint no. 3857},

  year = {EasyChair, 2020}}
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