ERIC Number: EJ723910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
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Unconscious Semantic Categorization and Mask Interactions: An Elaborate Response to Kunde et al. (2005)
Van Opstal, Filip; Reynvoet, Bert; Verguts, Tom
Cognition, v97 n1 p107-113 Aug 2005
In their original report [Kunde, W., Kiesel, A., & Hoffmann, J. (2003). Conscious control over the content of unconscious cognition. "Cognition," 88, 223-242] maintain that ''unconscious stimuli [do not] owe their impact [...] to automatic semantic categorization'' (p.223), and instead propose the action-trigger theory of unconscious priming. In a reply to our paper [Kunde, W., Kiesel, A., & Hoffmann, J. (2005). On the masking and disclosure of unconscious semantic processing. A reply to Van Opstal, Reynvoet, & Verguts (2005). "Cognition"], the authors adopt a reconcilist position, and propose that both theories may be valid depending on the experimental situation. We discuss the evidence in favor of this position. [Kunde, W., Kiesel, A., & Hoffmann, J. (2005). On the masking and disclosure of unconscious semantic processing. A reply to Van Opstal, Reynvoet, & Verguts (2005). "Cognition"] also propose an alternative account of our mask-type blocking hypothesis. We report an experiment that distinguishes between our original and their alternative hypothesis.
Descriptors: Semantics, Classification, Language Processing, Criticism, Experiments, Cognitive Processes
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