ERIC Number: ED101325
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Scanning for Physical and Name Matches.
Kuo, Shang-Wu; Katz, Leonard
Two stimuli of either small or capital letters were presented successively by tachistoscopic projectors. College students serving as subjects were requested to respond "yes" if the first stimulus (only one letter) was physically identical to or the same name of one of the letters in the second stimulus. The display size of the second stimulus was one, two, and four letters. Reaction time was a linear function of display size. Response type (positive and negative) affected both the intercept and the slope of reaction time function. These results were explained by response bias and rechecking operations. Finally, the reaction time function for physical match was faster in intercept and slower in slope than for name match. Differential encoding processes and parallel matches were suggested. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. Dept. of Psychology.