Impaired word-stem completion priming but intact perceptual identification priming with novel words: evidence from the amnesic patient H.M.

@article{Postle1998ImpairedWC,
  title={Impaired word-stem completion priming but intact perceptual identification priming with novel words: evidence from the amnesic patient H.M.},
  author={Bradley R. Postle and Suzanne Corkin},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={1998},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={421-40}
}
We hypothesized that word-stem completion (WSC) priming and perceptual identification (PI) priming, two types of repetition priming, rely on different cognitive and neural mechanisms: WSC priming on a modification mechanism that influences lexical retrieval, and PI priming on plasticity in pre-lexical perceptual systems. We compared the priming performance of the amnesic patient H.M. with words that came into common usage after the onset of his amnesia, and thus were novel to him (post-1965… CONTINUE READING