Monisha Mason

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Three experiments address the question of whether end-effects (the advantage for the first and last letters in multi-letter arrays) are due to sensory or cognitive factors. The basic strategy used was to compare letters with symbol stimuli that do not lend themselves to top-down processing. Serial position functions using central fixation were obtained in(More)
Four experiments using college students as subjects provide evidence that both highly skilled and less skilled mature readers derive the names of printed words from visual access of the lexicon rather than by phonological recoding. Regularity of pronunciation (regular vs. exception words) as a variable of orthographic regularity effectiveafter visual code(More)
We conduct a field experiment with 1,300 participants in India to measure whether individuals save more when information about their savings is regularly shared with another member of their village (a “monitor”). We focus on whether the monitor’s effectiveness depends on her social network position, as central monitors may be better able to disseminate(More)
Two experiments using duration exposures ranging from 20 to 130 msec are reported that link reading skill in adults to the initial encoding of location information. Highly skilled and less skilled readers were equivalent in identifying single letters presented at a central fixation point. When they had to identify the serial position of a letter, however,(More)
The use of a nursing-workload-index indicator generated by the Medicus patient classification system was explored as a means of simplifying and validating a manual pharmacy-workload-reporting system. The pharmacy department of this 290-bed hospital monitors 14 activities in its productivity-measurement process. In an effort to validate this process, a(More)
We study whether individuals save more when information about their savings is shared with another village member (a “monitor”). We focus on whether the monitor’s effectiveness depends on her network position. Central monitors may be better able to disseminate information, and more proximate monitors may pass information to individuals who interact with the(More)
The question under investigation is whether spatial redundancy operates by restricting the number of valid alternatives at each serial position or whether it serves a perceptual function by keeping visually confusable graphemes from appearing in the same array and/or maximizing the distance between such graphemes when they do occur in the same array. The(More)
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