Lexical but not semantic priming in Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Lexical but not semantic priming in Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Guila Glosser and Rhonda B. Friedman},
  journal={Psychology and aging},
  volume={6 4},
The hypothesis that patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) have a disturbance in semantic processing was tested using a new lexical-priming task, threshold oral reading. Healthy elderly controls showed significant effects of priming for word pairs that are associatively related (words that reliably co-occur in word association tests) and for word pairs that are semantically related (high-frequency exemplars that belong to the same superordinate category but are not high-frequency associates… CONTINUE READING

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