Emotions and the Structuring of Narrative Responses

  title={Emotions and the Structuring of Narrative Responses},
  author={David S. Miall},
  journal={Poetics Today},
Research that suggests the primacy of the emotions provides the context for a study of some of the processes sustained by the emotions during literary reading. In particular, the early processing of emotion in response to language, including narrative, is shown by several ERP (evokedresponse potentials) studies that focus on the first 500 msecs of response. These studies suggest the possibility that emotion plays a key role in subsequent cognitive processing, including the making of inferences… Expand
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