Font-Specific Memory: More than Meets the Eye?

Stephen Goldinger, Tamiko Azuma, Heather M. Kleider, Virginia M. Holmes

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Abstract

Viewed from the perspective of psycholinguistics, words are fairly magical entities, representing the psychological level at which twenty-six meaningless letters coalesce into thousands of meaningful units. Many choose only to study word-recognition itself, modeling RT data gathered from lexical decision or naming tasks. Others choose to follow the linguistic pathways higher, studying how words are integrated into syntactic or semantic levels of discourse. In either circumstance, words are typically treated in a manner consistent with linguistic theory - as abstract, canonical units that may be recombined to create endless messages. Word recognition is appreciated for its stability across visual or auditory variations, and is theoretically likened to finding entries in a computer search or activating the proper node (or pattern) in a network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRethinking Implicit Memory
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Print)9780191670466, 9780192632326
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 22 2012

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Linguistics
Psycholinguistics
Semantics
Psychology
Recognition (Psychology)

Keywords

  • Font-specific memory
  • Lexical decision
  • Psycholinguistics
  • RT data
  • Task naming
  • Word recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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Goldinger, S., Azuma, T., Kleider, H. M., & Holmes, V. M. (2012). Font-Specific Memory: More than Meets the Eye? In Rethinking Implicit Memory Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632326.003.0008

Font-Specific Memory : More than Meets the Eye? / Goldinger, Stephen; Azuma, Tamiko; Kleider, Heather M.; Holmes, Virginia M.

Rethinking Implicit Memory. Oxford University Press, 2012.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Goldinger, S, Azuma, T, Kleider, HM & Holmes, VM 2012, Font-Specific Memory: More than Meets the Eye? in Rethinking Implicit Memory. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632326.003.0008
Goldinger S, Azuma T, Kleider HM, Holmes VM. Font-Specific Memory: More than Meets the Eye? In Rethinking Implicit Memory. Oxford University Press. 2012 https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192632326.003.0008
Goldinger, Stephen ; Azuma, Tamiko ; Kleider, Heather M. ; Holmes, Virginia M. / Font-Specific Memory : More than Meets the Eye?. Rethinking Implicit Memory. Oxford University Press, 2012.
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