Reference : Semantic Hyperpriming in Normal Aging: A Consequence of Instructions?
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/72905
Semantic Hyperpriming in Normal Aging: A Consequence of Instructions?
English
[fr] L'effet d'hyperamorçage dans le vieillissement : une conséquence des instructions?
Stefaniak, Nicolas mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cognitives > Neuropsychologie >]
Meulemans, Thierry mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Services généraux (Fac. de psycho. et des sc. de l'éducat.) > Doyen de la Faculté de Psychologie et des sc. de l'éducation >]
Willems, Sylvie mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Services généraux (Fac. de psycho. et des sc. de l'éducat.) > Clinique psychologique et logopédique universitaire (CPLU) >]
2010
Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
Psychology Press
17
5
615-632
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1382-5585
1744-4128
New York
NY
[en] semantic priming ; hyperpriming ; normal aging
[en] Semantic hyperpriming has consistently been found in normal aging. However,
<br />because the standard instructions to test semantic priming are generally ambiguous
<br />(focusing on both accuracy and speed), it is difficult to account for hyperpriming in
<br />older adults. By using the direct and mediated priming paradigms, this study investigates
<br />whether older adults’ response mode at testing may explain hyperpriming. First, we
<br />show that, under identical conditions, inducing a response mode that favors speed leads
<br />to greater priming effects in older adults. The pattern of results is similar to what is
<br />observed under standard instructions. Second, prompting a response mode that favors
<br />accuracy leads to greater priming effects in younger adults. We discuss various explanations
<br />for these findings and conclude, in accordance with the Ratcliff, Thapar,
<br />Gomez, and McKoon (2004a) diffusion model, that hyperpriming in normal aging is
<br />contingent on older adults’ response mode at testing.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/72905
also: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/82538

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