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The Bilateral Cooperative Model of Reading

  • M. Martin Taylor

Abstract

The Bilateral Cooperative Model of reading (BLC model) provides a descriptive framework within which not only reading, but also many of the processes used in language and symbolic thought may be considered. It is not a mathematical model of cognitive processes, and may not be easily amenable to computer simulation. Nevertheless, its use has proved stimulating to the author in considering many issues of perception, cognition, and scientific thought. In this chapter, the BLC model is described and its descriptive value illustrated through examples from the experimental psychology literature, dealing with levels of abstraction from recognizing letters to learning complex cognitive structures.

Keywords

Target Word Word Recognition Spatial Ability Semantic Priming Visual Word Recognition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Martin Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental MedicineDownsviewCanada

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