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7 - Integrated Model of Text and Picture Comprehension

from Part II - Theoretical Foundations

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  19 November 2021

Richard E. Mayer
Affiliation:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Logan Fiorella
Affiliation:
University of Georgia
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An integrated model of text and picture comprehension is presented in this chapter which takes into account that learners can use multiple sensory modalities combined with different forms of representation. The model encompasses listening comprehension, reading comprehension, visual picture comprehension, and auditory picture comprehension (i.e., sound comprehension). The model’s cognitive architecture consists of modality-specific sensory registers, working memory, and long-term memory. Within this architecture, a distinction is made between perception-bound processing of text surface or picture surface structures, on the one hand, and cognitive processing of semantic deep structures, on the other hand.

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