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On the tip of the tongue: What causes word finding failures in young and older adults?
Abstract This paper develops a new theory of the tip of the tongue (TOT) phenomenon. Within this interactive activation model of speech production, TOTs occur when the connections between lexical andExpand
A theory of lexical access in speech production. [Abstract]
The model can handle some of the main observations in the domain of speech errors (the major empirical domain for most other theories of lexical access), and the theory opens new ways of approaching the cerebral organization of speech production by way of high-temporal-resolution imaging. Expand
Relations between emotion, memory, and attention: Evidence from taboo Stroop, lexical decision, and immediate memory tasks
It is argued that taboo words trigger specific emotional reactions that facilitate the binding of taboo word meaning to salient contextual aspects, such as occurrence in a task and font color in taboo Stroop tasks. Expand
Output editing for lexical status in artificially elicited slips of the tongue
It was shown previously that spoonerisms (such as bad goof—gad boof) can be elicited by having subjects articulate a target (bad goof) preceded by bias items which contain at least the initialExpand
The organization of perception and action. A theory for language and other cognitive skills
  • D. G. MacKay
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • The Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences
  • 1 July 1987
This chapter discusses the structure of perception and action, the role of feedback, and asymmetries between Perception and Action. Expand
Spoonerisms: the structure of errors in the serial order of speech.
Without serious revision chain-association theories appeared incapable of explaining these and other aspects of Spoonerisms, an alternative theory of serial order was proposed which had potential application not only to the pronunciation of words, but to the syntax of other forms of behavior and perception as well. Expand
Chapter Five Cognition and Aging: A Theory of New Learning and the Use of Old Connections
Summary This chapter describes a detailed theory of perception, production and memory for language and applies it to the problem of cognitive decline in old age. Altering a single parameter in theExpand
Metaphor and Thought
Preface to first edition Preface List of contributors 1. Metaphor, language and thought ANDREW ORTONY Part I. Metaphor and Meaning: 2. More about metaphor Max Black Figurative speech and linguisticsExpand
The structure of words and syllables: Evidence from errors in speech
Abstract This study examines syllabic and morphological determinants of synonymic intrusions such as BEHORTMENT, an inadvertent combination of BEHAVIOR and DEPORTMENT. Statistical analyses of 133Expand