Fluency can bias masked priming of binary judgments: Evidence from an all-nonword task.

Glen Bodner, Jeremy Johnson, Michael E. J. Masson

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Abstract

Using a novel all-nonword task ("Does the target have more vowels than consonants?"), new evidence is provided showing that processing fluency can bias masked priming of binary judgments. Two experiments revealed masked repetition priming for "yes" nonwords (e.g., NUISO) but not for "no" nonwords (e.g., RULON). This pattern is considered evidence that the greater ease of target processing induced by repetition primes was attributed to the target being a member of the response category associated with shorter RTs, namely the "yes" response category. This pattern of nonword priming effects reinforces Bodner and Masson's (1997) key claims: (a) a fluency-attribution process can influence masked priming, and (b) therefore, the masked-priming paradigm does not isolate lexical processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-205
Number of pages6
JournalCanadian Journal of Experimental Psychology-Revue Canadienne de Psychologie Experimentale
Volume69
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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