Repetition blindness in priming in perceptual identification: Competitive effects of a word intervening between prime and target

Burt, Jennifer S. and Jolley, Jessica (2017) Repetition blindness in priming in perceptual identification: Competitive effects of a word intervening between prime and target. Memory & Cognition, 45 7: 1171-1181. doi:10.3758/s13421-017-0726-z


Author Burt, Jennifer S.
Jolley, Jessica
Title Repetition blindness in priming in perceptual identification: Competitive effects of a word intervening between prime and target
Journal name Memory & Cognition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 15325946 0090502X
Publication date 2017-06-23
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3758/s13421-017-0726-z
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 45
Issue 7
Start page 1171
End page 1181
Total pages 11
Publisher Springer New York
Abstract University students named a 72-ms masked target word that was preceded by two 120-ms consecutively presented words, a prime word followed by a distractor. In Experiment 1, all words were in lowercase letters, whereas in Experiment 2, the target word was changed to uppercase letters. In both experiments there was an accuracy and latency cost (repetition blindness: RB) when the prime was the same word as the target, with the cost much less severe in Experiment 2 than in Experiment 1. A low-frequency distractor impaired target identification compared with a high-frequency distractor. Distractor frequency interacted with target frequency such that high-frequency targets preceded by low-frequency distractors had the lowest accuracy. The results are consistent with a frequency-dependent competition for access to working memory among briefly displayed words. However, there was no clear evidence that effects of target repetition on interword competition play a role in RB. The effects of a letter case change for the target are consistent with a contribution of token distinctiveness to word-order recovery in the intervening-word priming task.
Keyword Attention
Lexical processing
Repetition priming
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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