Feeling the past: the absence of experimental evidence for anomalous retroactive influences on text processing.

@article{Traxler2012FeelingTP,
  title={Feeling the past: the absence of experimental evidence for anomalous retroactive influences on text processing.},
  author={Matthew J. Traxler and Donald J Foss and Ruchira Podali and Megan Zirnstein},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 8},
  pages={1366-72}
}
In two self-paced reading experiments, we investigated the hypothesis that information moves backward in time to influence prior behaviors (Bem Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 100:407-425, 2011a). In two of Bem's experiments, words were presented after target pictures in a pleasantness judgment task. In a condition in which the words were consistent with the emotional valence of the picture, reaction times to the pictures were significantly shorter , as compared with a condition in… CONTINUE READING
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