Tip-of-the-tongue States

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Tip-of-the-tongue States

By Bennett L. Schwartz

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Tip-of-the-Tongue experiences are one of those illusive oddities of human cognition. Like slips of the tongue, déjà vu, and visual illusions, TOTs dazzle us with their subjective strength, yet, at the same time, puzzle us with our frustrating inability to retrieve the desired word. This book discusses what little is known about TOTs and speculates about much of the rest of the riddle. Cognitive psychologists know a lot about processes but generally avoid issues of conscious experience and phenomenology. Because the larger goal of this book is to relate the TOT experience to the study of human phenomenology, it goes beyond the conventional cognitive psychology question, "What causes tip-of-the-tongue experiences?" to ask, "Why do we experience TOTs at all?"

Subject: Social Sciences -> Psychology -> Cognitive Psychology

Tip-of-the-tongue States
Phenomenology, Mechanism, and Lexical Retrieval
1st edition
Publisher: Taylor & Francis 12/1/01
Imprint: Psychology Press
Language: English
Length: 192 pages

ISBN 10: 1135663130
ISBN 13: 9781135663131
Print ISBN: 9781410604019

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