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ERIC Number: EJ1008669
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0278-7393
Do Stimulus-Action Associations Contribute to Repetition Priming?
Dennis, Ian; Perfect, Timothy J.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v39 n1 p85-95 Jan 2013
Despite evidence that response learning makes a major contribution to repetition priming, the involvement of response representations at the level of motor actions remains uncertain. Levels of response representation were investigated in 4 experiments that used different tasks at priming and test. Priming for stimuli that required congruent responses across 2 tasks was compared with that for stimuli requiring incongruent responses. Congruent responses showed more priming than incongruent responses did when congruence involved both decisions and actions (Experiment 1), decisions only (Experiment 2), and actions only (Experiment 4) but not when decision and action congruence were set in opposition (Experiment 3). These results demonstrate response learning with response representations at the level of both decisions and actions. (Contains 4 figures and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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