The activation of embedded words in spoken word identification is robust but constrained: evidence from the picture-word interference paradigm.


Three picture-word interference (PWI) experiments assessed the extent to which embedded subset words are activated during the identification of spoken superset words (e.g., bone in trombone). Participants named aloud pictures (e.g., brain) while spoken distractors were presented. In the critical condition, superset distractors contained a semantically… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0015870


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