Disruption to word or letter processing? The origins of case-mixing effects.

  title={Disruption to word or letter processing? The origins of case-mixing effects.},
  author={Kate Mayall and Glyn W. Humphreys and Andrew Olson},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={23 5},
MiXeD-cAsE stimuli have long been used to test whether word recognition is based on holistic visual information or preliminary letter identification. However, without knowing which properties of mixed-case stimuli disrupt processing, it is not possible to determine which visual units mediate word recognition. The present studies examined the effects of case mixing on word and nonword naming as a function of (a) whether spaces were inserted between letters and (b) whether letter size was… CONTINUE READING

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