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ERIC Number: EJ776911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0277
Attentional Modulation of Masked Repetition and Categorical Priming in Young and Older Adults
Fabre, Ludovic; Lemaire, Patrick; Grainger, Jonathan
Cognition, v105 n3 p513-532 Dec 2007
Three experiments examined the effects of temporal attention and aging on masked repetition and categorical priming for numbers and words. Participants' temporal attention was manipulated by varying the stimulus onset asynchrony (i.e., constant or variable SOA). In Experiment 1, participants performed a parity judgment task and a lexical decision task in which categorical priming and repetition priming were, respectively, tested. Experiment 2 used a semantic categorization task testing categorical priming. In Experiment 3, repetition and categorical priming were tested in the same semantic categorization task with the same stimuli. The results of the three experiments showed that masked repetition priming is insensitive to manipulations of temporal attention whereas categorical priming is. Furthermore, no differences were found between young and older adults in repetition priming effects, again contrasting with the categorical priming results for which older adults were more sensitive to attentional manipulations than young adults.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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