Boundaries of semantic distraction: dominance and lexicality act at retrieval.

@article{Marsh2014BoundariesOS,
  title={Boundaries of semantic distraction: dominance and lexicality act at retrieval.},
  author={John E. Marsh and Nick Perham and Patrik S{\"o}rqvist and Dylan M. Jones},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 8},
  pages={1285-301}
}
Three experiments investigated memory for semantic information with the goal of determining boundary conditions for the manifestation of semantic auditory distraction. Irrelevant speech disrupted the free recall of semantic category- exemplars to an equal degree regardless of whether the speech coincided with presentation or test phases of the task (Experiment 1), and this occurred regardless of whether it comprised random words or coherent sentences (Experiment 2). The effects of background… CONTINUE READING