ERIC Number: EJ850844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
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The Effect of Feedback Schedule Manipulation on Speech Priming Patterns and Reaction Time
Slocomb, Dana; Spencer, Kristie A.
Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, v38 n1 p43-64 Feb 2009
Speech priming tasks are frequently used to delineate stages in the speech process such as lexical retrieval and motor programming. These tasks, often measured in reaction time (RT), require fast and accurate responses, reflecting maximized participant performance, to result in robust priming effects. Encouraging speed and accuracy in responding can take many forms, including verbal instructions and feedback, and often involves visually displayed RT feedback. However, it is uncertain how manipulation of the schedule of this RT feedback influences speech RT speed and, ultimately, the priming effect. This experiment examined the effect of visually presented RT feedback schedules on priming patterns in 20 older healthy adults. Results suggested that feedback schedule manipulation had a differential effect on reaction time, depending on the interstimulus interval between the prime and the target, but no effect on response priming patterns.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Reaction Time, Priming, Older Adults, Language Processing, Psycholinguistics, Language Research, Oral Language, Speech Communication, Visual Stimuli
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