Repetition in visual word identification: benefits and costs

Burt, Jennifer S., Kipps, Tahli J. and Matthews, Julian R. (2014) Repetition in visual word identification: benefits and costs. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67 10: 1986-2009. doi:10.1080/17470218.2014.896386

Author Burt, Jennifer S.
Kipps, Tahli J.
Matthews, Julian R.
Title Repetition in visual word identification: benefits and costs
Journal name Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1747-0218
Publication date 2014-10-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17470218.2014.896386
Open Access Status
Volume 67
Issue 10
Start page 1986
End page 2009
Total pages 24
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract University students performed lexical tasks with visually presented target words after the presentation of an identical or unrelated prime, at short (80–120 ms) or longer (410–710 ms) prime–target stimulus onset asynchronies (SOAs). Experiment 1 showed perceptual identification benefits in vocal responding at a short SOA that were reduced (accuracy) or reversed (latency) at a longer SOA. Experiment 2 showed a transition from a repetition benefit to a cost over 3 SOAs in a target-masked version of the lexical decision task (LDT; target displayed for only 141 ms). In Experiment 3 the repetition cost was replicated at a 530-ms SOA in the LDT with masked targets, but a repetition benefit was observed in the conventional LDT (target displayed until response). The dependence of repetition costs on target masking is more consistent with biases based on episodic confusions than refractoriness of lexical representations.
Keyword Visual word identification
Word repetition
Prime duration
Stimulus onset asynchrony
Perceptual identification
Lexical decision
Type-token individuation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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