The role of lexical competition and acoustic-phonetic structure in lexical processing: evidence from normal subjects and aphasic patients.


This study examined the effects that the acoustic-phonetic structure of a stimulus exerts on the processes by which lexical candidates compete for activation. An auditory lexical decision paradigm was used to investigate whether shortening the VOT of an initial voiceless stop consonant in a real word results in the activation of the lexical-semantic network… (More)


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