Masked priming by misspellings: Word frequency moderates the effects of SOA and prime–target similarity

Burt, Jennifer S. (2015) Masked priming by misspellings: Word frequency moderates the effects of SOA and prime–target similarity. Memory and Cognition, 44 2: 262-277. doi:10.3758/s13421-015-0551-1


Author Burt, Jennifer S.
Title Masked priming by misspellings: Word frequency moderates the effects of SOA and prime–target similarity
Journal name Memory and Cognition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1532-5946
0090-502X
Publication date 2015-11-03
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3758/s13421-015-0551-1
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 44
Issue 2
Start page 262
End page 277
Total pages 16
Place of publication New York, United States
Publisher Springer New York
Language eng
Abstract University students made lexical decisions to eight- or nine-letter words preceded by masked primes that were the target, an unrelated word, or a typical misspelling of the target. At a stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA) of 47 ms, primes that were misspellings of the target produced a priming benefit for low-, medium-, and high-frequency words, even when the misspelled primes were changed to differ phonologically from their targets. At a longer SOA of 80 ms, misspelled primes facilitated lexical decisions only to medium- and low-frequency targets, and a phonological change attenuated the benefit for medium-frequency targets. The results indicate that orthographic similarity can be preserved over changes in letter position and word length, and that the priming effect of misspelled words at the shorter SOA is orthographically based. Orthographic-priming effects depend on the quality of the orthographic learning of the target word.
Keyword Lexical processing
Word recognition
Reading
Psycholinguistics
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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