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Department of Cognitive Science

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Bianca de Wit

Bianca de Wit

Thesis Details

A fresh look on semantic priming effects.

The semantic priming effect refers to the finding that reading of words is faster/more accurate for words that have been preceded by semantically related words compared to when the preceding words are semantically unrelated. The usual explanation of this effect is that the second word (the target) is automatically "pre-activated" by the first word (the prime). My thesis will focus on whether this explanation is the rightful one for the semantic priming effect, by examining the effect under conditions in which the prime is identifiable and unidentifiable and where the relatedness proportion and SOA are systematically manipulated.

  • Type: PhD
  • Scholarship : iMQRES
  • Supervisors : Associate Professor Sachiko Kinoshita, Associate Professor Genevieve McArthur and Dr Nicholas Badcock

Bianca is also a current member of the department. For more information on Bianca's research please visit their Department of Cognitive Science profile.

Bianca is also a current member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders. For more information on Bianca's research please visit their CCD profile.

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