Dissociation of lexical and semantic aspects in word processing

A. Henik, J. Tzelgov, F. J. Fredrich

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We present data and review studies that show a dissociation between identity and semantic priming. This dissociation appears as a result of employing certain prime tasks, adding cognitive load or following brain damage. Such a dissociation suggests that while activation of the word's representation is obligatory, the spread of activation to related concepts is not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)597-603
Number of pages7
JournalIsrael Journal of Medical Sciences
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1993


  • Brain
  • Priming
  • Semantic network
  • Word processing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering


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