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Neighbourhood-frequency effects when primes and targets have different lengths

By W. De Moor and M. Brysbaert


The present study provides a further investigation of the neighborhood-frequency effect. Using the masked priming procedure, we found that the neighborhood-frequency effect is obtained not only with primes and targets of the same length but also with primes and targets of a different length. This result is not compatible with most current versions of the interactive activation model. Implications of the finding are discussed

Topics: Cognitive Psychology
Year: 2000
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