Repetition priming of words and pseudowords in divided attention and in amnesia.

@article{Smith1990RepetitionPO,
  title={Repetition priming of words and pseudowords in divided attention and in amnesia.},
  author={Margaret Elizabeth Smith and Marlene Oscar-Berman},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={1990},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={
          1033-42
        }
}
Repetition priming of novel stimuli (pseudowords) and stimuli with preexisting representations (words) was compared in two experiments. In one, 19 normal male subjects performed a lexical decision task with either focused or divided attention. In another, lexical decision performance was compared between 8 male Korsakoff patients and 8 alcoholic control subjects. In control conditions, repetition speeded responses to both stimulus types. Experimental conditions that minimized the contribution… CONTINUE READING

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