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On the joint effects of repetition and stimulus quality in lexical decision: Looking to the past for a new way forward.
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PMID:  21819278     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Two experiments investigated the joint effects of stimulus quality and repetition in the context of lexical decision. Experiment 1 yielded an interaction between repetition and stimulus quality for words (but additive effects for nonwords) when the lag was short, replicating previous reports. Experiment 2, with a much longer lag than Experiment 1, yielded main effects of stimulus quality and repetition, but these factors no longer interact. The joint effects of stimulus quality and repetition for words as a function of lag can be understood in terms of two loci for repetition effects: one short-term and one long-term. The transient effect of repetition is on activation levels in the lexicons (and in which the input lexicon, but not beyond, is affected by stimulus quality), whereas the long-term effect is on the strength of two-way connections between lexical-lexical and lexical-semantic modules. These data and others, taken together with the account, provide a new way of thinking about a 30-year-old conundrum.
Chris Blais; Shannon O'Malley; Derek Besner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1747-0226     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-8-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101259775     Medline TA:  Q J Exp Psychol (Colchester)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
a Center for Mind and Brain , University of California , Davis , CA , USA.
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