Semantic activation without conscious identification in dichotic listening, parafoveal vision, and visual masking: A survey and appraisal

  title={Semantic activation without conscious identification in dichotic listening, parafoveal vision, and visual masking: A survey and appraisal},
  author={Daniel Holender},
  journal={Behavioral and Brain Sciences},
  pages={1 - 23}
  • D. Holender
  • Published 1 March 1986
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Abstract When the stored representation of the meaning of a stimulus is accessed through the processing of a sensory input it is maintained in an activated state for a certain amount of time that allows for further processing. This semantic activation is generally accompanied by conscious identification, which can be demonstrated by the ability of a person to perform discriminations on the basis of the meaning of the stimulus. The idea that a sensory input can give rise to semantic activation… 

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