Modeling lexical decision and word naming as a retrieval process.

  title={Modeling lexical decision and word naming as a retrieval process.},
  author={Peter J. Kwantes and Douglas J. K. Mewhort},
  journal={Canadian journal of experimental psychology = Revue canadienne de psychologie experimentale},
  volume={53 4},
We argue that rule-like phenomena in naming and lexical decision reflect the collapsing of information that occurs during retrieval from the lexicon, and that complex patterns in performance reflect the pattern of correlation that exists in the reader's lexicon rather than mapping rules wired into, or learned by, the processing apparatus. By using a lexicon built to scale, we show that simple retrieval operations applied to a large corpus of words correctly predict an interaction of word… CONTINUE READING

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