Jon Burnsky, Hanna Muller · [CNL] Incremental Processing of Negation: Evidence from the Visual World
In three visual world eye-tracking experiments, we investigate whether people can act on sentences containing negation before they know the content of the expression being negated. We provide evidence that people indeed can. However, it seems to be that this is a function of the information in the visual scene. We offer some explanations of what kinds of information are necessary and will propose a fourth experiment aimed at testing this hypothesis.