Cognitive Processing

, Volume 13, Supplement 1, pp 193–197 | Cite as

Processing motion implied in language: eye-movement differences during aspect comprehension

  • Stephanie Huette
  • Bodo Winter
  • Teenie Matlock
  • Michael Spivey
Short Report


Previous research on language comprehension has used the eyes as a window into processing. However, these methods are entirely reliant upon using visual or orthographic stimuli that map onto the linguistic stimuli being used. The potential danger of this method is that the pictures used may not perfectly match the internal aspects of language processing. Thus, a method was developed in which participants listened to stories while wearing a head-mounted eyetracker. Preliminary results demonstrate that this method is uniquely suited to measure responses to stimuli in the absence of visual stimulation.


Spoken language processing Eyetracking Grammatical aspect 


Conflict of interest

This supplement was not sponsored by outside commercial interests. It was funded entirely by ECONA, Via dei Marsi, 78, 00185 Roma, Italy


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© Marta Olivetti Belardinelli and Springer-Verlag 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stephanie Huette
    • 1
  • Bodo Winter
    • 1
  • Teenie Matlock
    • 1
  • Michael Spivey
    • 1
  1. 1.Cognitive and Information SciencesUniversity of California, MercedMercedUSA

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