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Agent and patient priming of related verbs in younger and older adults

Edmonds, Lisa
Agent and patient priming of related verbs in younger and older adults. In Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007) / : (2007).

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Abstract

Priming studies in young adults have demonstrated activation of a verb co-activates related thematic roles and vice versa. Using a lexical decision task with a short SOA (250ms), this study aims to 1) replicate agent and patient priming of verbs in younger adults, and 2) investigate agent and patient priming of verbs in older adults (not previously done). Results show significantly faster reaction times for related agent-verb (thief/stealing) and patient-verb (coffee/brewing) pairs than for unrelated agent-verb (thief/winning) and patient-verb (pizza/brewing) pairs for both groups. These findings replicate previous younger adult results and demonstrate maintenance of automatic thematic role-verb processing in older adults.

EPrint Type:Clinical Aphasiology Paper
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
ID Code:1863
Conference:Clinical Aphasiology Conference: Clinical Aphasiology Conference (2007 : 37th : Scottsdale, AZ : May 22-26, 2007)
Additional Information:USED WITH PERMISSION.