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Is banara really a word?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19717145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Bowers, Davis, and Hanley (Bowers, J. S., Davis, C. J., & Hanley, D. A. (2005). Interfering neighbours: The impact of novel word learning on the identification of visually similar words. Cognition, 97(3), B45-B54) reported that if participants were trained to type nonwords such as banara, subsequent semantic categorization responses to similar words such as banana were delayed. This was taken as direct experimental support for a process of lexical competition during word recognition. This interpretation assumes that banara has been lexicalized, which predicts that masked form priming for items such as banara-banana should be reduced or eliminated. An experiment is reported showing that the trained novel words produced the same amount of priming as untrained nonwords on both the first and the second day of training, suggesting that the interference observed by Bowers et al was not due to word-on-word competition.
Authors:
Xiaomei Qiao; Kenneth Forster; Naoko Witzel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-08-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cognition     Volume:  113     ISSN:  1873-7838     ISO Abbreviation:  Cognition     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-19     Completed Date:  2009-12-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367541     Medline TA:  Cognition     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  254-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, United States of America. xqiao@email.arizona.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Choice Behavior / physiology*
Humans
Pattern Recognition, Visual / physiology
Perceptual Masking / physiology*
Psychomotor Performance
Reaction Time / physiology
Recognition (Psychology) / physiology*
Speech Perception / physiology
Vocabulary*
Young Adult

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