Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

Provides broad range of topics in all areas of experimental psychology. The journal publishes theory and review articles, reports on experimental work, and coverage of methods in all areas.

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 4, August

Analysis of Group Differences in Processing Speed: Where Are the Models of Processing?
Recently, Myerson, Adams, Hale, and Jenkins (2003) replied to arguments advanced by Ratcliff, Spieler, and McKoon (2000) about interpretations of Brinley functions. Myerson et al. (2003) focused on methodological and terminological issues, arguing that...
Attentional Set Interacts with Perceptual Load in Visual Search
In the present study, we examined the hypothesis that perceptual load is the primary factor that determines the efficiency of attentional selection. Participants performed a visual search task under conditions of high- and low-load. In line with the...
Categorization Influences Illusory Conjunctions
Illusory conjunctions (ICs) provide evidence for a binding problem that must be resolved in vision. Objects that are perceptually grouped are more likely to have their features erroneously conjoined. We examined whether semantic grouping, determined...
Cognitive Modeling Analysis of Decision-Making Processes in Cocaine Abusers
This article examines the theoretical basis of decision-making deficits exhibited by cocaine abusers in a laboratory decision-making task first described by Bechara, Damasio, Damasio, and Anderson (1994). A total of 12 male cocaine abusers and 14 comparison...
Differences between Chinese Morphosyllabic and German Alphabetic Readers in the Stroop Interference Effect
The goal of our study was to localize the source of the stronger Stroop interference effect found in morphosyllabic readers as compared with alphabetic readers. Twenty-three Chinese and 24 German undergraduate students were tested in a Stroop paradigm...
Differential Fan Effect and Attentional Focus
As people study more facts about a concept, it takes longer to retrieve a particular fact about that concept. This fan effect (Anderson, 1974) has been attributed to competition among associations to a concept. Alternatively, the mental-model theory...
Episodic Memory Reflected in Printed Word Naming
Although memory is typically measured by recall or recognition, it is also expressed by fluent or stylized task performance. In this experiment, 12 volunteers (called speakers) completed four experimental stages over a 2-week period. They read printed...
Estimation and Interpretation of 1/f^sup [Alpha]^ Noise in Human Cognition
Recent analyses of serial correlations in cognitive tasks have provided preliminary evidence of the presence of a particular form of long-range serial dependence known as 1/f noise. It has been argued that long-range dependence has been largely ignored...
Identification of Own-Race and Other-Race Faces: Implications for the Representation of Race in Face Space
Own-race faces are recognized more easily than faces of a different, unfamiliar race. According to the multidimensional space (MDS) framework, the poor discriminability of other-race faces is due to their being more densely clustered in face space than...
In Defense of the Signal Detection Interpretation of Remember/know Judgments
Donaldson (1996) argued that remember/know judgments can be conceptualized within a signal detection framework by assuming that they are based on two criteria situated along a strength-of-memory decision axis. According to this model, items that exceed...
Paws + Cause = Pause? Memory Load and Memory Blends in Homophone Recognition
Previous research has shown that separate information sources, activated closely together in time, can induce errors suggestive of memory blends. In Experiment 1, homophones were used to induce such memory errors. In a study task, participants made relatedness...
Perceptual Grouping and Attention: Not All Groupings Are Equal
We examined grouping under inattention using Driver, Davis, Russell, Turatto, & Freeman's (2001) method. On each trial, two successive displays were briefly presented, each comprising a central target square surrounded by elements. The task was to...
Reconsidering Evidence for the Suppression Model of the Octave illusion/Reply to "Reconsidering Evidence for the Suppression Model of the Octave illusion"/The Suppression Model Remains Unsound: A Reply to Deutsch
CHRISTOPHER D. CHAMBERS and JASON B. MATTINGLEYUniversity of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaandSIMON A. MOSSMonash University, Clayton, Victoria, AustraliaThe octave illusion is elicited by a sequence of tones presented to each ear that continuously...
Spatial S-R Compatibility Effects in an Intentional Imitation Task
The active intermodal mapping hypothesis suggests that intentional imitation is mediated by a highly efficient, special-purpose mechanism of actor-centered movement encoding. In the present study, using methods from stimulus-response (S-R) compatibility...
The Role of Guessing and Boundaries on Date Estimation Biases
This study investigates the causes of event-dating biases. Two hundred participants provided knowledge ratings and date estimates for 64 news events. Four independent groups dated the same events under different boundary constraints. Analysis across...
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