Semantic priming over unrelated trials: evidence for different effects in word and picture naming

Article


Vitkovitch, M., Cooper-Pye, Elisa and Leadbetter, A. 2006. Semantic priming over unrelated trials: evidence for different effects in word and picture naming. Memory and Cognition. 34 (3), pp. 715-725.
AuthorsVitkovitch, M., Cooper-Pye, Elisa and Leadbetter, A.
Abstract

Two naming experiments are reported that replicated previous findings of semantic interference as
a result of naming related word or picture primes three trials before picture targets. We also examined
whether semantic interference occurred when the materials were reversed and picture or word primes
were named before word targets. The interest in semantic interference during word naming followed a
suggestion made by Humphreys, Lloyd-Jones, and Fias (1995) that word naming, like picture naming,
may be reliant on a semantic route to name retrieval when the two stimuli are mixed. In contrast to
their findings, we found no evidence for semantic interference during target word naming; in fact, we
found facilitation from related picture primes. No priming was found for the related word prime and
word target condition. The data allow us to rule out the possibility that word naming is reliant on a semantic
route when mixed with pictures in this priming paradigm and to conclude that there is no clear
evidence of semantic activation during word naming. We also conclude, in line with other research,
that word naming and picture naming involve different processes.

Keywordsnaming experiments; Stroop picture–word interference paradigm; phonological representation; visual psychological experiments
JournalMemory and Cognition
Journal citation34 (3), pp. 715-725
ISSN0090-502X
Year2006
Publisher's version
License
CC BY-ND
Web address (URL)http://mc.psychonomic-journals.org/content/34/3/715.long
http://hdl.handle.net/10552/1112
Publication dates
Print2006
Publication process dates
Deposited17 Dec 2010
Additional information

Citation:
Vitkovitch, M., Cooper-Pye, E., Leadbetter, A.G. (2006) ‘Semantic priming over unrelated trials: Evidence for different effects in word and picture naming’ Memory & Cognition, 34 (3) pp.715-725.

Permalink -

https://repository.uel.ac.uk/item/867w1

Download files

Publisher's version
  • 41
    total views
  • 85
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Word naming slows picture naming but does not affect cumulative semantic interference
Vitkovitch, M., Batool Ghadiri, Tahira and Hersi, Falis 2019. Word naming slows picture naming but does not affect cumulative semantic interference. Acta Psychologica. 195, pp. 30-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2019.01.011
Pain During Illusory Own Arm Movement: A Study in Immersive Virtual Reality
Zanini, Alessandro, Montalti, Martina, Caola, Barbara, Leadbetter, A. and Martini, M. 2017. Pain During Illusory Own Arm Movement: A Study in Immersive Virtual Reality. European Medical Journal. 2 (2), pp. 90-97.