Long-lasting semantic interference effects in object naming are not necessarily conceptually mediated

Riley, Emma, McMahon, Katie L. and de Zubicaray, Greig (2015) Long-lasting semantic interference effects in object naming are not necessarily conceptually mediated. Frontiers in Psychology, 6 578: 1-14. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00578

Author Riley, Emma
McMahon, Katie L.
de Zubicaray, Greig
Title Long-lasting semantic interference effects in object naming are not necessarily conceptually mediated
Journal name Frontiers in Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1664-1078
Publication date 2015-05-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00578
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 6
Issue 578
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publisher Frontiers Research Foundation
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Long-lasting interference effects in picture naming are induced when objects are presented in categorically related contexts in both continuous and blocked cyclic paradigms. Less consistent context effects have been reported when the task is changed to semantic classification. Experiment 1 confirmed the recent finding of cumulative facilitation in the continuous paradigm with living/non-living superordinate categorization. To avoid a potential confound involving participants responding with the identical superordinate category in related contexts in the blocked cyclic paradigm, we devised a novel set of categorically related objects that also varied in terms of relative age – a core semantic type associated with the adjective word class across languages. Experiment 2 demonstrated the typical interference effect with these stimuli in basic level naming. In Experiment 3, using the identical blocked cyclic paradigm, we failed to observe semantic context effects when the same pictures were classified as younger–older. Overall, the results indicate the semantic context effects in the two paradigms do not share a common origin, with the effect in the continuous paradigm arising at the level of conceptual representations or in conceptual-to-lexical connections while the effect in the blocked cyclic paradigm most likely originates at a lexical level of representation. The implications of these findings for current accounts of long-lasting interference effects in spoken word production are discussed.
Keyword Language production
Lexical retrieval
Semantic interference
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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