Does Negative Priming Reflect Inhibitory Mechanisms? A Review and Integration of Conflicting Views

  title={Does Negative Priming Reflect Inhibitory Mechanisms? A Review and Integration of Conflicting Views},
  author={S. Tipper},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  pages={321 - 343}
  • S. Tipper
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • Negative priming has traditionally been viewed as a reflection of an inhibitory mechanism of attention. However, recent accounts have suggested that negative priming does not reflect inhibitory mechanisms. Rather, slowed reaction times on negative priming trials are either due to retrieval of incompatible response tags or of mismatching perceptual information, or due to extra processes needed to distinguish past from present information. In contrast, it is proposed that there is no firm… CONTINUE READING
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