Resolving semantically induced tip-of-the-tongue states for proper nouns.

@article{Brennen1990ResolvingSI,
  title={Resolving semantically induced tip-of-the-tongue states for proper nouns.},
  author={T Brennen and Thom Baguley and Jonathan Bright and Vicki Bruce},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={1990},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={339-47}
}
Three experiments are reported in which tip-of-the-tongue states (TOTSs) were induced in subjects by reading them pieces of item-specific information. In Experiments 1 and 2, subjects attempted to name famous people. These experiments showed that, in a TOTS, seeing a picture of the face of the target person did not facilitate naming, whereas the initials of the person's name did. In Experiment 3, a similar result was obtained with a landmark-naming task. The results of the experiments are… CONTINUE READING

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