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Examining Long-Term Priming Across Modalities: Looking For Semantic Antipriming, Matthew Olson May 2008

Examining Long-Term Priming Across Modalities: Looking For Semantic Antipriming, Matthew Olson

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Traditional localist theories of semantic memory use spreading activation to explain short-term priming. Rival distributed accounts use incremental learning to explain both short and long-term priming. This experiment examined the possibility of a long-term negative priming mechanism in semantic memory. The results supported the existence of long-term priming. The results did not support the existence of any negative priming mechanism, but did lead to a follow up experiment that will investigate a possible role for negative priming in semantic memory.