Tamsen E Taylor

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There is now considerable evidence that a letter string can activate semantic information appropriate to its orthographic neighbors (e.g., Forster & Hector's, 2002, TURPLE effect). This phenomenon is the focus of the present research. Using Japanese words, we examined whether semantic activation of neighbors is driven directly by orthographic similarity(More)
Taylor and Lupker (2001) reported that in a naming task, stimuli were named more rapidly when preceded by an easy-to-name stimulus than when preceded by a difficult-to-name stimulus (sequential effects). The goal of the present research was to investigate whether sequential effects could be explained in terms of time perception processes (within the context(More)
Past research suggests that a time criterion guides responding in speeded word recognition tasks. The time-criterion account has been challenged, however, because it incorrectly predicts equivalent latencies for stimuli of differing difficulty when those stimuli are presented in the same trial block. By requiring participants to perform a lexical decision(More)
If someone says "the cup is in front of the teapot", is the cup between the speaker and the teapot, is the cup at the spout end of the teapot, or both? In order to resolve this ambiguity, you would need to know whether the speaker was using a reference frame based on his/her viewpoint (deictic) or on the objects in the scene (intrinsic). As well, why did(More)
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