Subject-Generated Bizarreness: Imagery or Semantic Processing

  title={Subject-Generated Bizarreness: Imagery or Semantic Processing},
  author={Debra Weir and Charles L. Richman},
The bizarreness effect was assessed when subjects were instructed to generate bizarre and common images, sentences, or both from single noun or noun pair presentations. Stimulus interval times were 45 s. Subject-generated materials produced the bizarreness effect when subjects were instructed to image, create sentences, or perform both tasks. These findings were independent of whether single nouns or noun pairs were presented. It was concluded that in this paradigm, imaginal processes may be… CONTINUE READING


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