involves inferring a general concept from a specific one

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involves inferring a general concept from a specific one, or vice versa Task: eye movements --> duration of fixation on  knife  in last sentence Results 1: same durations for either weapon or knife; therefore, Ss made an  elaborative inference from weapon that knife was OK Results 2: for  assaulted  instead of  stabbed , Ss took longer to make the  elaborative inference that a knife was used John was eating in the dining car of a train. The waiter brought him  a bowl of soup. Suddenly, the train screeched to a stop. The soup  spilled in John's lap. an inference made that something will cause something else emotional inference (Gernsbacher et al., in press): One night last week Tom went to visit his best friend Joe, who  worked at the local 7-11 to get spending money while in school.  While Tom was visiting, Joe needed to go to the storage room for a 
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