Schemas and Memory Interpretation

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Schemas and Memory Interpretation: Inferences with the aid of our previous knowledge, we make logical interpretations and conclusions  on information that is never presented to us --> these are inferences Bransford et al. (1972) Study sentences: (1) Three turtles rested  beside  a floating log, and a fish swam beneath  them . (2) Three turtles rested  on  a floating log, and a fish swam beneath  them . Recognition sentences: (3) Three turtles rested 
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Unformatted text preview: beside a floating log, and a fish swam beneath it . (4) Three turtles rested on a floating log, and a fish swam beneath it . Mental model: (1) TURTLES LOG FISH (2) TURTLES LOG FISH (3) TURTLES LOG FISH (4) TURTLES LOG FISH Results: • Ss who saw (2) recognized that they had seen (3) more often than Ss who saw (1) • it's a reasonable inference!! --> it's a construction...
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