On the Categorical Nature of the Semantic Interference Effect in the Picture-Word Interference Paradigm
Costa, Albert, Alario, F-Xavier, Caramazza, Alfonso, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
Two picture-word interference experiments are reported in which the boundaries of the semantic interference effect are explored. In both experiments, participants named pictures (e.g., a picture of a car) that appeared with superimposed word distractors. Distractor words from the same semantic category as the word for the picture (e.g., CAE) produced semantic interference, whereas semantically related distractors from a different category (e.g., BUMPER) led to semantic facilitation. In Experiment 2, the semantic facilitation from semantically related distractors was replicated. These results indicate that a semantic relationship between picture and distractor does not necessarily lead to …
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Publication information: Article title: On the Categorical Nature of the Semantic Interference Effect in the Picture-Word Interference Paradigm. Contributors: Costa, Albert - Author, Alario, F-Xavier - Author, Caramazza, Alfonso - Author. Journal title: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. Volume: 12. Issue: 1 Publication date: February 2005. Page number: 125+. © Psychonomic Society, Inc. Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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