Age-of-acquisition effects in novel picture naming: a laboratory analogue.

@article{Catling2013AgeofacquisitionEI,
  title={Age-of-acquisition effects in novel picture naming: a laboratory analogue.},
  author={Jonathan C Catling and Kevin Dent and Emma Preece and Robert A. Johnston},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  year={2013},
  volume={66 9},
  pages={
          1756-63
        }
}
Age-of-acquisition (AoA) effects are such that early-acquired items are more quickly recognized and produced than later acquired items. In this laboratory analogue, participants were trained to name a group of Greeble pictures with a novel nonsense name. We manipulated order of acquisition of the stimuli: Half of the stimuli were presented from the onset of training (early acquired) whilst the other half were introduced later in the training schedule (late acquired). At test, when early and… CONTINUE READING
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