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Seeing Reason: Image and Language in Learning to Think

Keith Stenning


‘A picture is worth a thousand words.’ Or is it? What difference does it make whether information is presented using illustrations or language? This book is an interdisciplinary study of a central topic in cognitive science: how does the mind respond to different kinds of representation of the same information, especially when learning, reasoning, and communicating. It uses philosophical, logical, linguistic, psychological, and educational methods to explore this topic, reporting theories, observations, and arguments developed during several years' research. Though the focus is on fundamental ... More

Keywords: cognitive science, information and language, information and images, communication skills, teaching, language and thought, psychology, philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780198507741
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198507741.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Stenning, author
Human Communication Research Centre, University of Edinburgh