, Volume 12, Issue 6, pp 568-574

Facilitation of auditory word recognition


An experiment that investigated facilitation of recognition of spoken words presented in noise IS described, Prior to the test session, the subjects either read words or heard them spoken in one of two. voices while making a semantic judgment upon them. There was a large effect of auditory priming on word recognition that did not depend upon the voice (male or female) of presentation, There were much smaller, but significant, effects of prior visual experience of the words. The implications of these data for the logogen model are discussed.

The experiments reported were run while both the authors were at the MRC Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge.