Typing pictures: linguistic processing cascades into finger movements

Scaltritti, M., Arfé, B., Torrance, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-5305-4315 and Peressotti, F., 2016. Typing pictures: linguistic processing cascades into finger movements. Cognition, 156, pp. 16-29. ISSN 0010-0277

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The present study investigated the effect of psycholinguistic variables on measures of response latency and mean interkeystroke interval in a typewritten picture naming task, with the aim to outline the functional organization of the stages of cognitive processing and response execution associated with typewritten word production. Onset latencies were modulated by lexical and semantic variables traditionally linked to lexical retrieval, such as word frequency, age of acquisition, and naming agreement. Orthographic variables, both at the lexical and sublexical level, appear to influence just within-word interkeystroke intervals, suggesting that orthographic information may play a relevant role in controlling actual response execution. Lexical-semantic variables also influenced speed of execution. This points towards cascaded flow of activation between stages of lexical access and response execution.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Cognition
Creators: Scaltritti, M., Arfé, B., Torrance, M. and Peressotti, F.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: November 2016
Volume: 156
ISSN: 0010-0277
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 25 Jul 2016 08:49
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:04
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/28181

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