Word priming in schizophrenia: Associational and semantic influences
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CitationNestor, Paul G., Olga Valdman, Margaret Niznikiewicz, Kevin Spencer, Robert W. McCarley, and Martha E. Shenton. 2006. “Word Priming in Schizophrenia: Associational and Semantic Influences.” Schizophrenia Research 82 (2-3) (February): 139–142. doi:10.1016/j.schres.2005.10.010.
AbstractWe examined semantic vs. associational influences on word priming in schizophrenia. Tested on three occasions, subjects made speeded lexical decisions to three kinds of prime-word relationships: semantic-only (e.g., Deer-Pony), associated-only (e.g., Bee-Honey), or semantic-and-associated (e.g., Doctor-Nurse). Controls showed greater priming of words related via two relationships (semantic-and-associated) than for words related only semantically.. However, patients showed greater priming for associated-only words than for words related only semantically. Schizophrenic patients may show an associational bias, restricting semantic integration and contributing to their disturbed thinking.
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