Conceptual versus Perceptual Priming in Incomplete Picture Identification

  title={Conceptual versus Perceptual Priming in Incomplete Picture Identification},
  author={Junko Matsukawa and Joan Gay Snodgrass and Glen M. Doniger},
  journal={Journal of Psycholinguistic Research},
This paper examined conceptual versus perceptual priming in identification of incomplete pictures by using a short-term priming paradigm, in which information that may be useful in identifying a fragmented target is presented just prior to the target’s presentation. The target was a picture that slowly and continuously became complete and the participants were required to press a key as soon as they knew what it was. Each target was preceded by a visual prime. The nature of this prime varied… 
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