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- DescriptionWhen individuals read or listen to prose they try to understand what it means. This is quite obvious. However, the cognitive mechanisms that participate in prose comprehension are far from obvious. Even simple stories involve com- plexities that have stymied many cognitive scientists. Why is prose comprehen- sion so difficult to study? Perhaps because comprehension is guided by so many domains of kwledge. Perhaps because some critical mysteries of prose comprehension reside between the lines-in the mind of the comprehender. Ten years ago very few psychologists were willing to dig beyond the surface of explicit code in their studies of discourse processing. Tacit kwledge, world kwledge, inferences, and expectations were slippery tions that experimental psychologists managed to circumvent rather than understand. In many scientific circles it was taboo to investigate mechanisms and phemena that are t directly governed by the physical stimulus. Fortunately, times have changed. Cognitive scientists are w vigorously exploring the puzzles of comprehension that lie beyond the word. The study of discourse processing is currently growing at a frenetic pace.
- Author(s)Arthur C. Graesser
- PublisherSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Date of Publication24/01/2012
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Content Notebiography
- Weight498 g
- Width155 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Edition StatementSoftcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981
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