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dc.contributor.advisor Martin, Randi
dc.creatorHong, An
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-03T18:31:58Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-03T18:31:58Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/103626
dc.description.abstract Some researchers have argued that short-term memory (STM) deficits are due to overly rapid loss of activation of the nodes in the lexical-semantic system. The current study investigated the activation and decay of semantic representations for a patient (ML) with a semantic STM deficit using a semantic priming paradigm. Experiment 1 used a traditional paired presentation task to examine priming at two SOAs (350ms & 900ms). Experiment 2 and 3 used a single presentation task to reduce the use of strategies at long SOAs. ML demonstrated normal priming effects at short and long SOAs when priming primarily reflected automatic spreading activation. The results suggest that ML has normal activation and decay in the lexical-semantic system and support a model with STM buffers separate from the lexical-semantic system. Experiment 4 explored ML and older control subjects' use of strategies in a priming task. The sources of ML's STM deficit were discussed.
dc.format.extent 61 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCognitive therapy
Psychology
dc.title Semantic priming effects in a patient with a semantic short-term memory deficit
dc.identifier.digital 304524057
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
dc.identifier.callno THESIS PSYCH. 2008 HONG
dc.identifier.citation Hong, An. "Semantic priming effects in a patient with a semantic short-term memory deficit." (2008) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/103626.


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