The effects of "neighborhood size" in reading and lexical decision.

@article{Pollatsek1999TheEO,
  title={The effects of "neighborhood size" in reading and lexical decision.},
  author={Alexander Pollatsek and Manuel Perea and Katherine S. Binder},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  year={1999},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={1142-58}
}
The effects of neighborhood size ("N")--the number of words differing from a target word by exactly 1 letter (i.e., "neighbors")--on word identification was assessed in 3 experiments. In Experiments 1 and 2, the frequency of the highest frequency neighbor was equated, and N had opposite effects in lexical decision and reading. In Experiment 1, a larger N facilitated lexical decision judgments, whereas in Experiment 2, a larger N had an inhibitory effect on reading sentences that contained the… CONTINUE READING

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