Facilitation in recognizing pairs of words: evidence of a dependence between retrieval operations.

  title={Facilitation in recognizing pairs of words: evidence of a dependence between retrieval operations.},
  author={David E. Meyer and Roger W. Schvaneveldt},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology},
  volume={90 2},
Two experiments are reported in which 5s were presented two strings of letters simultaneously, with one string displayed visually above the other. In Exp. I, 5s responded "yes" if both strings were words, otherwise responding "no." In Exp. II, 5s responded "same" if the two strings were either both words or both nonwords, otherwise responding "different." "Yes" responses and "same" responses were faster for pairs of commonly associated words than for pairs of unassociated words. "Same… 

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