Case alternation and length effects in lateralized word recognition: Studies of English and Hebrew

Michal Lavidor, Andrew W. Ellis, Ainat Pansky

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Abstract

Effects of CaSe AlTeRnAtIoN were studied in two lateralized visual lexical decision experiments. We manipulated word length and letter case (UPPER, lower and MiXeD) in both English (Exp. 1, N = 60) and Hebrew (Exp. 2, N = 60). The previously reported visual field and word length interaction was found for upper and lower case presentation, but not for MiXeD CaSe, where both fields were affected by word length. The effects of case alternation are discussed in light of a new lateralized word recognition theory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-271
Number of pages15
JournalBrain and Cognition
Volume50
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by the European commission, Marie Curie fellowship grant, Contract No. HPMF-CT-1999-00205.

Keywords

  • Case alternation
  • Hemispheres
  • Lexical decision
  • Visual fields
  • Word length

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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