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    Semantic inhibition due to short-term retention of prime words: the prime-retention effect and a controlled center-surround hypothesis

    Davelaar, Eddy (2005) Semantic inhibition due to short-term retention of prime words: the prime-retention effect and a controlled center-surround hypothesis. In: Forbus, K. and Gentner, D. and Reiger, T. (eds.) Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Chicago, USA: Cognitive Science Society, pp. 268-273. ISBN 0805854649.

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    Abstract

    The semantic priming effect is shown to be modulated by the instruction to maintain the prime word while conducting a lexical decision to the target. Specifically, the priming effect is absent in situations of prime-retention. An extended version of Dagenbach and Carr’s (1994) Center-Surround hypothesis is proposed, in which the prime-retention effect, the absence of priming under prime-retention, can be accommodated. This extended hypothesis suggests that under prime-retention, activation remains centered on the prime, preventing unwanted spread of activation. This impact of the on-centeroff-surround mechanism increases over time, making it sensitive to manipulations of stimulus duration.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2019 16:19
    Last Modified: 11 Nov 2019 16:19
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29891

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