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Levels of Processing and Single Word Priming in Amnesic and Control Subjects

Jenkins, Valerie and Russo, Riccardo and Parkin, Alan J (1998) 'Levels of Processing and Single Word Priming in Amnesic and Control Subjects.' Cortex, 34 (4). pp. 577-588. ISSN 0010-9452

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This paper describes an experiment which examined how levels of processing (LOP) affected word fragment completion in a group of Wernicke-Korsakoff patients, a group of patients with closed head injury, and matched controls. The data showed that both the memory-impaired groups and the controls showed a LOP effect but that the effect was larger in controls. Data from other studies are reviewed and, in conjunction with the present findings, it is concluded that LOP effects obtained when memory-impaired individuals are tested using implicit memory tasks arise mainly from the contribution of lexical processing of targets and from contamination by explicit recollection.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: amnesia; word priming
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 15:52
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:35

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