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Cognitive Psychology

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ISBN: 9781337408271

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Cognitive Psychology

5th Edition
Goldstein + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337408271
Textbook Problem

How is prediction important for understanding sentences?

Summary Introduction

Introduction

Prediction is influenced by a variety of factors, including the construction of the sentence, the availability of story and scene context, and prior learning experiences. The ability to predict the meaning of a sentence can be extremely beneficial.

Explanation

Answer and explanation

Many researchers have found that while reading or listening, people have a tendency to predict what is being conveyed in the sentence. For example, Altmann and Kamide (1999) examined eye movements of individuals and found that people were constantly making predictions about the meaning of the sentence as they were reading it.

Prediction helps in understanding the meaning of a sentence rapidly...

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