On the influence of typicality and age of acquisition on semantic processing: Diverging evidence from behavioural and ERP responses.

@article{Rling2015OnTI,
  title={On the influence of typicality and age of acquisition on semantic processing: Diverging evidence from behavioural and ERP responses.},
  author={Romy R{\"a}ling and Julia Holzgrefe-Lang and Astrid Schr{\"o}der and Isabell Wartenburger},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2015},
  volume={75},
  pages={186-200}
}
Various behavioural studies show that semantic typicality (TYP) and age of acquisition (AOA) of a specific word influence processing time and accuracy during the performance of lexical-semantic tasks. This study examines the influence of TYP and AOA on semantic processing at behavioural (response times and accuracy data) and electrophysiological levels using an auditory category-member-verification task. Reaction time data reveal independent TYP and AOA effects, while in the accuracy data and… CONTINUE READING