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ERIC Number: EJ880288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0749-596X
Superficial Priming in Episodic Recognition
Dopkins, Stephen; Sargent, Jesse; Ngo, Catherine T.
Journal of Memory and Language, v63 n1 p35-45 Jul 2010
We explored the effect of superficial priming in episodic recognition and found it to be different from the effect of semantic priming in episodic recognition. Participants made recognition judgments to pairs of items, with each pair consisting of a prime item and a test item. Correct positive responses to the test item were impeded if the prime and test item were superficially related; this was the case when the items were words and the crucial relationship was phonological and orthographic as well as when the items were letter strings and the crucial relationship was orthographic. The results of further experiments suggested that the priming effect cannot be attributed to a process of discounting or to habituation in a familiarity assessment process. (Contains 11 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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