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ERIC Number: EJ852797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0278-2626
Where Has All the Inhibition Gone? Insights from Electrophysiological Measures into Negative Priming without Probe Distractors
Groh-Bordin, Christian; Frings, Christian
Brain and Cognition, v71 n2 p92-98 Nov 2009
Responses to probe targets that have been distractors in a prime display are slower than responses to unrepeated stimuli, a finding labeled negative priming (NP). However, without probe distractors the NP effect usually diminishes. The present study is the first to investigate ERP correlates of NP without probe distractors to shed light on the processes underlying NP. Based on existing findings in the field, we analyzed two ERP correlates that have been associated with the visual NP effect so far, namely the N200 and the P300. As expected, no behavioral NP effect as well as no N200 modulation emerged. However, the P300 component was enhanced when a prime distractor was repeated as the probe target. This effect is interpreted as reflecting automatic retrieval of the prime episode occurring independently of the presence of probe distractors. (Contains 3 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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