Consciousness and Cognition 14 (3):585-601 (2005)

Abstract
The claim that visually masked, unidentifiable words are analyzed at the level of whole word meaning has been challenged by recent findings indicating that instead, analysis occurs mainly at the subword level. The present experiments examined possible limits on subword analysis. Experiment 1 obtained semantic priming from pleasant- and unpleasant-meaning subliminal words in which no individual letter contained diagnostic information about a word’s evaluative valence; thus analysis must operate on information more complex than that contained in individual letters. Experiments 2 and 3 showed that analysis must operate on information more complex than that represented by individual bigrams or trigrams . These findings suggest that while subliminal priming is driven by subword analysis, the effective units of analysis are distributed widely across at least short words
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1016/j.concog.2005.01.004
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 72,564
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Replicable Unconscious Semantic Priming.Sean Draine & Anthony G. Greenwald - 1998 - Journal Of Experimental Psychology-General 127 (3):286-303.

View all 10 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Accessing the Meaning of Invisible Words.Yung-Hao Yang & Su-Ling Yeh - 2011 - Consciousness and Cognition 20 (2):223-233.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Cognitive Science and the Unconscious.Dan J. Stein - 1997 - American Psychiatric Press.
Conscious and Unconscious Processing of Emotional Faces.Jack Honvank & Edward H. F. Haaden - 2001 - In Beatrice De Gelder, Edward H. F. De Haan & Charles A. Heywood (eds.), Out of Mind: Varieties of Unconscious Processes. Oxford University Press. pp. 222-237.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-09-13

Total views
26 ( #443,675 of 2,533,574 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #390,861 of 2,533,574 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes