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Gail McKoon, Ohio State University.
 
Date: Jul 05, 2011

What: Reading and the Diffusion Model: How do we measure inferences?


What: Reading and the Diffusion Model: How do we measure inferences?

When: Tuesday, July 5th. Time: 10:15am

Who: Prof. Gail McKoon, Ohio State University

Where: BCBL, Paseo Mikeletegi 69, Floor 2.

Summary:

Older adults suffer significant deficits in some forms of memory but do related deficits occur in reading comprehension? With studies of inferences (e.g., McKoon & Ratcliff, 1986), we compare older to younger adults. The two groups differ in baseline error rates and response times, so their performance cannot be directly compared. We show how Ratcliff’s diffusion model solves this problem.