Investigating differences in general comprehension skill.

  title={Investigating differences in general comprehension skill.},
  author={Morton Ann Gernsbacher and Ken Varner and Mark Faust},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={16 3},
For adults, skill at comprehending written language correlates highly with skill at comprehending spoken language. Does this general comprehension skill extend beyond language-based modalities? And if it does, what cognitive processes and mechanisms differentiate individuals who are more versus less proficient in general comprehension skill? In our first experiment, we found that skill in comprehending written and auditory stories correlates highly with skill in comprehending nonverbal, picture… CONTINUE READING