Subliminal Semantic Priming in Speech
2011 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 6, no 5, 20273Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Numerous studies have reported subliminal repetition and semantic priming in the visual modality. We transferred thisparadigm to the auditory modality. Prime awareness was manipulated by a reduction of sound intensity level.Uncategorized prime words (according to a post-test) were followed by semantically related, unrelated, or repeated targetwords (presented without intensity reduction) and participants performed a lexical decision task (LDT). Participants withslower reaction times in the LDT showed semantic priming (faster reaction times for semantically related compared tounrelated targets) and negative repetition priming (slower reaction times for repeated compared to semantically relatedtargets). This is the first report of semantic priming in the auditory modality without conscious categorization of the prime.
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2011. Vol. 6, no 5, 20273
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-86496DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0020273OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-86496DiVA: diva2:578232