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Spatial stimulus-response compatibility and negative priming.
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PMID:  15116984     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
According to Kornblum's (1992) dimensional overlap model, when an incongruent response to a stimulus is required, automatic activation of the congruent response must first be inhibited. Shiu and Kornblum (1996a) provided evidence for such inhibition in an incongruent symbolic negative priming task. Reaction time was longer when a trial's correct response was the name of the stimulus from the previous trial than when it was not. We report three experiments that test this inhibition hypothesis for spatial stimuli and responses. In Experiment 1, which used a spatial mapping analogous to the symbolic mapping used by Shiu and Kornblum (1996a), a similar negative priming effect was found. However, in Experiments 2 and 3, which used mappings that were conducive to simple transformational rules, a positive priming effect was obtained. The results suggest that inhibition in response selection may depend on the complexity of the relations between the stimuli and responses.
Lenore E Read; Robert W Proctor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychonomic bulletin & review     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1069-9384     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychon Bull Rev     Publication Date:  2004 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-04-30     Completed Date:  2004-07-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502924     Medline TA:  Psychon Bull Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Purdue University, Department of Psychological Sciences, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907-2004, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Conditioning (Psychology)*
Inhibition (Psychology)
Reaction Time
Space Perception*
Spatial Behavior*

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