Inhibitory processes and spoken word recognition in young and older adults: the interaction of lexical competition and semantic context.

@article{Sommers1999InhibitoryPA,
  title={Inhibitory processes and spoken word recognition in young and older adults: the interaction of lexical competition and semantic context.},
  author={Mitchell Sommers and Susan M Danielson},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  year={1999},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={458-72}
}
Two experiments were conducted to examine the importance of inhibitory abilities and semantic context to spoken word recognition in older and young adults. In Experiment 1, identification scores were obtained in 3 contexts: single words, low-predictability sentences, and high-predictability sentences. Additionally, identification performance was examined as a function of neighborhood density (number of items phonetically similar to a target word). Older adults had greater difficulty than young… CONTINUE READING
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