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Little is known about the neuropsychology of false recognition. D.L. Schacter, M. Verfaellie, and D. Pradere (1996) induced false recognition in amnesic patients and normal controls by exposing them to numerous semantic associates of a nonstudied word and found that amnesics showed significantly reduced levels of false recognition. To determine whether this(More)
False recognition occurs when people mistakenly claim that a novel item is familiar. After studying lists of semantically related words, healthy controls show extraordinarily high levels of false recognition to nonstudied lures that are semantic associates of study list words. In previous experiments, we found that both Korsakoff and non-Korsakoff amnesic(More)
Dynamic visual identification was investigated in 4 experiments. In Experiments 1 and 2, 2 perceptual objects (2 frames, each containing a letter or 1 containing a letter and the other a plus sign) were previewed in the periphery. A saccade brought these objects to central vision. During the saccade the display was changed so that 1 frame contained a letter(More)
In the present study, we examined ascription of bizarreness to faces in a ratings task by children aged 8-10 and 11-13 years, and by adults. Configural information was manipulated subtly (a single eye was inverted) or in a more salient manner (eye and mouth were inverted). By utilizing brief presentations we restricted initial processing of the(More)
In 2 experiments, a new technique called the auditory moving window was used to investigate aspects of spoken-language processing. Participants paced their way through spoken sentences divided into word or wordlike segments, and their processing time for each segment was recorded. The 1st experiment demonstrated that high-frequency words in spoken sentences(More)
We examined hemispheric specialization in a lateralized Stroop facial identification task. A 2 (presentation side: left or right visual field [LVF or RVF])x2 (picture emotion: happy or angry)x3 (emotion of distractor word: happy, angry, or blank) factorial design placed the right hemispheric specialization for emotional expression processing and the left(More)
Researchers in psycholinguistics have speculated about the possible role of prosody in resolving syntactic ambiguities. We argue in this paper that the issue is complicated by the following considerations: first, prosody may be even more effective at conveying semantic information than syntactic structure, yet the question how prosody signals meaning is(More)
This study continues the work of Anes et al. (in preparation) in which manipulation of features incidental to an object elicited robust effects in a dynamic object recognition paradigm. In the current series, the spatiotemporal continuity of identity and feature presentation is increasingly distorted between experiments in an attempt to disrupt a process(More)
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