False memories and semantic lexicon arrangement.


Journal Article

A description of semantic lexicon arrangement is a central goal in examinations of language processing. There are a number of ways in which this description has been cast and a host of different mechanisms in place for providing operational descriptions (e.g., feature sharing, category membership, associations, and co-occurrences). We first review two views of the structure of semantic space and then describe an experiment that attempts to adjudicate between these two views. The use of a false memory paradigm provides us with evidence that supports the notion that the semantic lexicon is arranged more by association than by categories or features.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Buchanan, L; Brown, NR; Cabeza, R; Maitson, C

Published Date

  • June 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 68 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 172 - 177

PubMed ID

  • 10433755

Pubmed Central ID

  • 10433755

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1090-2155

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0093-934X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1006/brln.1999.2072


  • eng