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Abstract Previous research on the N400 component of the event-related brain potential (ERP) has dealt primarily with measuring the degree of expectancy on the part of the reader as a result of the context within a sentence. Research has shown that when the final word in a sentence is unexpected or incoherent, a greater N400 amplitude is elicited than if the(More)
A system cal l ed NETWORK is described which implements the construction-integration model of Kintsch (1988) i n a routine computing-task domain. This system bui l ds a pl an of action on-l i ne far o given task from o set of pl an elements. These pl an elements are simple overl earned production rules that are put together by NETWORK to produce pl ans for(More)
Readers routinely draw inferences with remarkable efficiency and seemingly little cognitive effort. The present study was designed to explore different types of inferences during the course of reading, and the potential effects of differing levels of working memory capacity on the likelihood that inferences would be made. The electroencephalogram (EEG) was(More)
We review our efforts to model user command production in an attempt to characterize the knowledge users of computers have at various stages of learning. We modeled computer users with a system called NETWORK (Mannes and Kintsch, 1988; 1991) and modeled novice, intermediate, and expert UNIX command production data collected by Doane et al. (1990b) with a(More)
Impaired cardiac autonomic function has been linked to adverse outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) but is not included in clinical risk models. This is the first study to investigate whether point-of-care testing of cardiac autonomic function by means of short-term deceleration capacity (DC) of heart rate improves risk assessment in(More)
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