1987'6, p.108
Bolshunov Y. V. , Soloviev V. M. , Oparina N. S.
Peculiarities of reproduction of verbal material under conditions of mediated communication

The study is aimed at understanding how verbal material is reconstructed after it has been passed through a chain of imformers. Experiments have been performed on 7-, 8-, and 9-th graders, and on students of a pedagogical high school. It is shown that under the conditions tested the original text loses its volume, and its meaning may get distorted, however its basic plot retains. Different types of reconstruction of the text are described as function of subjects' thinking and of their general mental activity.