Editors’ Introduction and Review: An Appraisal of Surprise: Tracing the Threads That Stitch It Together

Topics in Cognitive Science 11 (1):37-49 (2019)
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This special issue presents developments in research on the cognitive mechanisms and consequences of surprise. Amidst much progress, surprise research has often been siloed, so, as editors, we have sought to juxtapose insights, theories, and findings, to support cross‐fertilization in future research. The present paper sets the stage by presenting a historical summary, highlighting contrasts in definitions, and tracing major threads running through this issue and the larger surprise literature.



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