Chapter Four

Visual narratives and the mind: Comprehension, cognition, and learning

Neil Cohn*    Tilburg University, Department of Communication and Cognition, Tilburg, The Netherlands* Corresponding author: email address:


The way we understand a narrative sequence of images may seem effortless, given the prevalence of comics and picture stories across contemporary society. Yet, visual narrative comprehension involves greater complexity than is often acknowledged, as suggested by an emerging field of psychological research. This work has contributed to a growing understanding of how visual narratives are processed, how such mechanisms overlap with those of other expressive modalities like language, and how ...

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