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Matching forms as a function of complexity, type of match, and retention interval.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1012907     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present experiment tested the hypothesis that nominal processing increases as stimulus complexity increases. Subjects indicated whether two 4- or 12-sided forms, separated by an interval of .5 or 4.0 sec., were the same or different. "Same" responses corresponded to matches for physical or nominal identity. Longer RTs for high complexity than low complexity forms suggest that complexity affects the efficiency of visual processing rather than the occurrence of nominal processing. An interaction between type of match and interval, due to the longer RTs for matches of nominally identical forms at only the .5-sec. interval, indicates that at this interval, matches for physical and nominal identity are made with visual and nominal representations respectively.
V Brabender; C Clay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1976 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-03-15     Completed Date:  1977-03-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1299-1302     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Form Perception*
Pattern Recognition, Visual
Reaction Time*
Retention (Psychology)*

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