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ERIC Number: ED011107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep-4
Pages: 16
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SEMANTIC SATIATION AND COGNITIVE DYNAMICS.
JAKOBOVITS, LEON A.
CONDITIONS OF SEMANTIC SATIATION WERE INVESTIGATED, WHICH LEAD TO "LAPSE OF MEANING" IN THE PRESENCE OF VERBAL REPETITION. RATE AND AMOUNT OF REPETITION AFFECT THE SHAPE OF THE MEANING CURVE, AND VERBAL REPETITION OF A DETERMINED AMOUNT AND RATE MAY GENERATE VARYING AMOUNTS OF REACTIVE INHIBITION WHEN INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES ARE CONSIDERED. THE PROBLEM WAS ONE OF SPECIFYING THE CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH SATIATION AND GENERATION WILL OCCUR, AND TO EXPLAIN WHY IN A THEORETICALLY CONSISTENT FASHION. SEMANTIC SATIATION IS ASSUMED TO BE MEDIATED BY SUSCEPTIBILITY TO CORTICAL FATIGUE AND BY THE CHARACTERISTIC RATE OF OSCILLATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL'S ATTENTIVE PROCESS. AGE AND INTELLIGENCE ARE LIKELY CORRELATES OF THE ATTENTIVE OSCILLATION RATE. THE EFFECTS OF SEMANTIC SATIATION IN COGNITIVE PROCESSES SUCH AS PROBLEM SOLVING, CONCEPT FORMATION, AND VERBAL LEARNING LEAD TO THE CONCLUSION THAT A GENERAL AND BASIC CHARACTERISTIC OF CORTICAL ACTIVITY IN MENTAL PROCESSES IS INVOLVED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE ANNUAL CONVENTION OF THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 4, 1966). (KL)
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Identifiers: New York (New York)