Melanie Schmitz

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The evaluative priming effect (i.e., faster target responses following evaluatively congruent compared with evaluatively incongruent primes) in nonevaluative priming tasks (such as naming or semantic categorization tasks) is considered important for the question of how evaluative connotations are represented in memory. However, the empirical evidence is(More)
In semantic flanker tasks, target categorization response times are affected by the semantic compatibility of flanker and target. Using positive and negative category exemplars, we investigated the influence of evaluative congruency (whether flanker and target share evaluative valence) on the flanker effect, using behavioral and electrophysiological(More)
P50 gating is a major functional biomarker in research on schizophrenia and other psychiatric conditions with high smoking prevalence. It is used as endophenotype for studying nicotinic systems genetics and as surrogate endpoint measure for drug development of nicotinic agonists. Surprisingly, little is known about P50 gating in the general population and(More)
Temporarily flooded depressions in arable fields support populations of specialised plant species that are affected by flooding and agricultural management. Depending on the degree of flooding, different proportions of wetland and arable species contribute to the seed bank. This is reflected by high inter-annual variations in plant communities with a high(More)
In semantic flanker tasks, target categorization response times are affected by the semantic compatibility of the flanker and target. With positive and negative category exemplars, we investigated the influence of evaluative congruency (whether flanker and target share evaluative valence) on the flanker effect, using behavioral and electrophysiological(More)
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