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Gernsbacher, Morton Ann

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Works: 27 works in 139 publications in 4 languages and 3,675 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: P37, 401.9
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Most widely held works by Morton Ann Gernsbacher
Handbook of psycholinguistics by Matthew J Traxler( Book )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting a survey of psycholinguistic theory, research and methodology, with emphasis on empirical research, 30 experts discuss issues in Language Production, Comprehension and Development. This book is a guide for graduate students, advanced undergraduates, university and college teachers, and other professionals
Language comprehension as structure building by Morton Ann Gernsbacher( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a new theoretical framework -- what Gernsbacher calls the Structure Building Framework -- for understanding language comprehension in particular, and cognitive processing in general. According to this framework, the goal in comprehending both linguistic and nonlinguistic materials is to build a coherent mental representation or ""structure"" of the information being comprehended. As such, the underlying processes and mechanisms of structure building are viewed as general, cognitive processes and mechanisms. The strength of the volume lies in its empirical detail: a thoroug
Handbook of discourse processes( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook is intended as a cognitively oriented yet comprehensive overview of the multidisciplinary area known as discourse studies. The field of discourse processes is currently fuelled by seven dominant approaches: discourse psychology, corpus analysis, computational discourse, discourse technologies, conversation analysis, hybrid qualitative and quantitative approaches, and cultural foundations. Most of these approaches are hybrids of two or more disciplines. The authors' hope is that the field will become more interdisciplinary instead of multidisciplinary, and they ultimately argue that discourse processing research will become progressively more sophisticated to the extent that it shifts from being multidisciplinary to interdisciplinary. This shift requires developing an appreciation for multiple methods of establishing rigorous scientific claims which are discussed in this handbook. The authors also discuss future trends in this field of research including the integration of neuroscience with discourse research, the use of more advanced computer technologies for analysing discourse, and a more pronounced shift from multidisciplinary to interdisciplinary research
Coherence in spontaneous text by Morton Ann Gernsbacher( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main theme running through this volume is that coherence is a mental phenomenon rather than a property of the spoken or written text, or of the social situation. Coherence emerges during speech production-and-comprehension, allowing the speech receiver to form roughly the same episodic representation as the speech producer had in mind. In producing and comprehending a text, be it spoken or written, the interlocutors collaborate towards coherence. They negotiate for a common ground of shared topicality, reference and thematic structure -- thus toward a similar mental representation of the te
Interdisciplinary collaboration : an emerging cognitive science by Sharon J Derry( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interdisciplinary Collaboration calls attention to a serious need to study the problems and processes of interdisciplinary inquiry, to reflect on the current state of scientific knowledge regarding interdisciplinary collaboration, and to encourage research that studies interdisciplinary cognition in relation to the ecological contexts in which it occurs. It contains reflections and research on interdisciplinarity found in a number of different contexts by practitioners and scientists from a number of disciplines and several chapters represent attempts by cognitive scientists to look critically
Psychology and the real world : essays illustrating fundamental contributions to society by Morton Ann, et al editors Gernsbacher( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society : August 1-4, 1998, University of Wisconsin-Madison by Cognitive Science Society( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accessibility in text and discourse processing( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coherence in spontaneous text : Symposium : Papers by Coherence in spontaneous text( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suppression and enhancement in comprehension by Morton Ann Gernsbacher( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cognitive foundations of second language acquisition( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society by Cognitive Science Society( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language Comprehension as Structure Building( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This research investigated the role of two structure building mechanisms in language comprehension. They are Suppression and Enhancement. The first series of experiments investigated the role of suppression in word understanding. The results demonstrated that the mechanism of suppression dampens the activation of the inappropriate meanings of ambiguous words; they do not decrease in activation simply because their activation is consumed by appropriate meanings or because they decay. A second series of experiments investigated the role of suppression in improving the accessibility of concepts marked by cataphoric devices. Cataphoric devices are counterparts to anaphoric devices: Anaphoric devices mark concepts that have been mentioned before, and cataphoric devices mark concepts that are likely to be mentioned again. The results demonstrated that when concepts are marked with cataphoric devices, like spoken stress and the indefinite this, they are better at suppressing the activation of other concepts, and they are more resistant to being suppressed by other concepts. A third series of experiments investigated the role of suppression and enhancement in adult comprehension skill. The results demonstrated that less-skilled comprehenders less-efficiently suppress the inappropriate meanings of ambiguous words, the incorrect forms of homophones, the typical-but-absent members of scenes, and words superimposed on pictures or pictures surrounding words. (SDW)
Toward a cognitive science of interdisciplinary collaboration( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory for surface information in non-verbal stories : parallels and insights to language processes by Morton Ann Gernsbacher( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourse process after two decades( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Neuroimaging studies of language production and comprehension( )

1 edition published in 2003 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Autism and nonliteral language( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Laboratory Investigations of the Cognitive Mechanism of Suppression( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our goal in this research was to further understand the cognitive mechanism of suppression. In our previous work (supported by AFOSR-89-0305), we found that less-skilled comprehenders are less efficient in suppressing inappropriate, irrelevant, or should-be-ignored information. For instance, less- skilled comprehenders are less efficient in suppressing the inappropriate meanings of ambiguous words (e.g., the playing card meaning of spade when they read the sentence He dug with the spade). Less-skilled comprehenders are also less efficient in suppressing the incorrect forms of homophones (e.g., the concept of patients when they read the sentence, He had a lot of patience.) Less-skilled comprehenders are less efficient in ignoring pictures while reading superimposed words, and they are less efficient in ignoring superimposed words while looking at pictures. Furthermore, less-skilled comprehenders inefficiency in suppressing irrelevant, inappropriate, or to-be-ignored information is not restricted to the language domain: Rather, less-skilled comprehenders are less efficient in suppressing typical-but-absent members of scenic arrays (e.g., a tractor in an array of objects typically found in a farm scene). We suggest that less-skilled comprehenders have less efficient suppression mechanisms. In the research we conducted while supported by AFOSR-91-0323, we discovered that the mechanism of suppression is under comprehenders' strategic control, and we discovered that the left cerebral hemisphere appears to be specialized for suppressing ambiguous words
Learning to Suppress Competing Information: Do the Skills Transfer?( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report discusses the laboratory research on the cognitive mechanism of suppression. The goal of this study is to identify the cognitive processes and mechanisms that underlie language comprehension and comprehension in general
 
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Handbook of psycholinguistics
Alternative Names
Ann Gernsbacher, Morton

Gernsbacher, M.A.

Gernsbacher, M.A. (Morton Ann)

Gernsbacher, Morton A.

Morton Ann Gernsbacher American psychologist

Languages
English (127)

Spanish (1)

German (1)

Italian (1)

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Handbook of discourse processesCoherence in spontaneous textInterdisciplinary collaboration : an emerging cognitive sciencePsychology and the real world : essays illustrating fundamental contributions to societyProceedings of the Twentieth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society : August 1-4, 1998, University of Wisconsin-MadisonAccessibility in text and discourse processingCoherence in spontaneous text : Symposium : PapersProceedings of the annual conference of the Cognitive Science SocietyToward a cognitive science of interdisciplinary collaboration