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Mental Lexicon Body of knowledge we hold in our minds about words Includes pronunciation, spelling, meaning syntactic roles Recognition of words—whether listening or reading Very Rapid For example, when listening, recognition is completed within about 275 msec even though the average word takes about 370 msec to say How is this accomplished??? One model: Morton’s Direct Access Model
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Morton’s Direct Access Model Feature of words activate detectors for possible units (logogens) until one dominates Like Treisman's Attenuation Model of Selective Attention or The Bruce- Young Model or The Embedded Processes Model -- It is based on the concept of thresholds The logogen builds up inputs until its individual threshold level is reached; when it fires, the word is recognized Lower thresholds relate to high frequency recent activation context– semantic priming (Zola, 1984; Meyer & Schvaneveldt, 1971)
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This note was uploaded on 11/24/2011 for the course HUM 201 taught by Professor David during the Fall '10 term at BYU.

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