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ERIC Number: EJ124385
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Publication Date: 1975
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Conceptual Complexity and Imagery in Comprehension and Memory
Thorndyke, Perry W.
Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 14, 4, 359-369, Aug 75
Two experiments tested the Conceptual Dependency Theory, stating that verbs are represented in memory as combinations of actions and relations encoding underlying conceptual structure. Experiment I results supported the conceptual complexity hypothesis, while II rejected complexity for imagery as the predictor of performance. (CHK)
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