Tracking hierarchical processing in morphological decomposition with brain potentials.

  title={Tracking hierarchical processing in morphological decomposition with brain potentials.},
  author={Aureliu Lavric and Heike Elchlepp and Kathleen Rastle},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  volume={38 4},
One important debate in psycholinguistics concerns the nature of morphological decomposition processes in visual word recognition (e.g., darkness = {dark} + {-ness}). One theory claims that these processes arise during orthographic analysis and prior to accessing meaning (Rastle & Davis, 2008), and another argues that these processes arise through greater temporal overlap between the activation of orthographic and semantic information (Feldman, O'Connor, & Moscoso del Prado Martín, 2009). This… 

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