publication . Article . 2006

parallel distributed processing and lexical semantic effects in visual word recognition are a few stages necessary

Ron Borowsky; Derek Besner;
Open Access
  • Published: 14 Feb 2006 Journal: Psychological Review, volume 113, pages 181-193 (issn: 0033-295X, eissn: 1939-1471, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
D. C. Plaut and J. R. Booth (2000) presented a parallel distributed processing model that purports to simulate human lexical decision performance. This model (and D. C. Plaut, 1995) offers a single mechanism account of the pattern of factor effects on reaction time (RT) between semantic priming, word frequency, and stimulus quality without requiring a stages-of-processing account of additive effects. Three problems are discussed. First, no evidence is provided that this model can discriminate between words and nonwords with the same orthographic structure and still produce the pattern of factor effects on RT it currently claims to produce. Second, the level of r...
free text keywords: General Psychology, Semantics, Computer science, Natural language processing, computer.software_genre, computer, Lexico, computer.programming_language, Information processing, Artificial intelligence, business.industry, business, Lexicon, Lexical decision task, Word recognition, Priming (psychology), Word lists by frequency
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