Tag: Lexical-Decision Task

A diffusion decision model analysis of evidence variability in the lexical decision task

Published in: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, Volume 24, Issue 6, December 2017, 1949-1956 Abstract “The lexical-decision task is among the most commonly used paradigms in psycholinguistics. In both the signal-detection theory and Diffusion Decision Model (DDM; Ratcliff, Gomez, & McKoon, Psychological Review, 111, 159–182, 2004) frameworks, lexical-decisions are based on a continuous source of word-likeness evidence for both words and non-words. The Retrieving Effectively from Memory model of Lexical-Decision (REM–LD; Wagenmakers et al., Cognitive Psychology, 48(3), 332–367, 2004) provides a comprehensive explanation of lexical-decision data and makes the prediction that word-likeness evidence is more variable for words than non-words and that higher frequency words are… Read More

An examination of L2-L1 noncognate translation priming in the lexical decision task: insights from distributional and frequency-based analyses

Published in: Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Volume 21, Issue 2, 265-277 Abstract “The main fact that is currently known about the nature of masked L2-L1 noncognate translation priming effects in the lexical decision task is simply that those effects are significant in some studies but not in others. In an effort to better understand these effects, we examined the data pattern for very proficient Japanese–English bilinguals using RT distributional analyses. We also examined the impacts of prime and target frequency on the priming effect. Significant priming was present even on the fastest trials, becoming larger on slower trials. Nonetheless, priming effects… Read More