Semantic inhibition of return is the exception rather than the rule

Weger, Ulrich W. and Inhoff, Albrecht W. (2006) Semantic inhibition of return is the exception rather than the rule. Perception & Psychophysics, 68 (2). pp. 244-253. ISSN 0031-5117. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Inhibition of return (IOR) has recently been reported for lexical/semantic categories (see, e.g., Fuentes, Vivas, & Humphreys, 1999). The present research examines the impact on semantic IOR of three components: item repetition, item heterogeneity, and spatial variability. Experiments 1 and 2 indicate that lexical/semantic IOR occurs only after extensive repetition. Experiment 2 also shows that semantic IOR is independent of spatial variability. Experiments 3 through 5 show facilitatory rather than inhibitory effects when the item pool is heterogeneous. The results support an episodic account of semantic IOR, according to which inhibitory effects accumulate with massive repetition of homogeneous items.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: C.A. Simms
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2008 11:06
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