Semantic distance effects on object and action naming

G Vigliocco, D P Vinson, M F Damian, W Levelt

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Graded interference effects were tested in a naming task, in parallel for objects and actions. Participants named either object or action pictures presented in the context of other pictures (blocks) that were either semantically very similar, or somewhat semantically similar or semantically dissimilar. We found that naming latencies for both object and action words were modulated by the semantic similarity between the exemplars in each block, providing evidence in both domains of graded semantic effects. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)B61-B69
Number of pages9
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002


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