Rumelhart found that most people presented with this sentence and asked what scene comes to mind believed it was either an interrogation situation in which the protagonist is being held prisoner or a hospital scene in which the protagonist is a patient. What information suggests these interpretations? According to Rumelhart, “was brought” is apparently the key, as it evokes a passive situation. Details — the large white room and bright light — further specify the passive situation. A question that comes to mind is: how is this knowledge represented in the first place to allow these kinds of associations?
KeywordsSemantic Memory Semantic Feature Bright Light Concept Space Interpretation Graph
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