ERIC Number: ED205922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Cognitive Style Differences in Expository Prose Recall. Technical Report No. 210.
Dunn, Bruce R.; Gould, Jay E.
Differences in semantic recall between students hypothesized as having either a high or a low analytic style were investigated. Styles were determined by the amount of bilateral alpha activity measured from the cerebral cortex of the brain during eyes-open baseline recordings. The results indicated that when expository text was tightly structured, high analytic subjects (those producing relatively less bilateral alpha than low analytic subjects) recalled more of the logically or semantically important information from text when compared to low analytic subjects. They also recalled some of the superordinate relative to subordinate information. Low analytic subjects, on the other hand, appeared to recall superordinate and subordinate information at approximately the same rate. The results provided support for the bimodal theory of cognitive processing. (Author/RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Center for the Study of Reading.; Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc., Cambridge, MA.