Semantic Advantage for Learning New Phonological Form Representations

  title={Semantic Advantage for Learning New Phonological Form Representations},
  author={Erin Hawkins and Duncan E. Astle and Kathleen Rastle},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
Learning a new word requires discrimination between a novel sequence of sounds and similar known words. We investigated whether semantic information facilitates the acquisition of new phonological representations in adults and whether this learning enhancement is modulated by overnight consolidation. Participants learned novel spoken words either consistently associated with a visual referent or with no consistent meaning. An auditory oddball task tested discrimination of these newly learned… CONTINUE READING
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