Dissociating the influence of familiarity and meaningfulness from word frequency in naming and lexical decision performance.

@article{Colombo2006DissociatingTI,
  title={Dissociating the influence of familiarity and meaningfulness from word frequency in naming and lexical decision performance.},
  author={Lucia Colombo and Margherita Pasini and David A. Balota},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={1312-24}
}
Performance in two experiments was compared on a list of words of high and low frequency in which familiarity/meaningfulness (FM) was balanced and on a list of high- and low-frequency words in which FM was confounded with frequency (i.e., high frequency--high familiarity vs. low frequency--low familiarity). Both repetition and task (lexical decision and naming) were investigated. In the lexical decision task of Experiment 1, both frequency and repetition effects were larger in the list with FM… CONTINUE READING

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