Psychological Research

, Volume 52, Issue 4, pp 310–316 | Cite as

The combined effect of context and case alternation on migration

  • Frank van der Velde
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Summary

Previous studies have demonstrated the occurrence of perceptual interactions when words are presented simultaneously in a visual display. The interactions, or migrations, consist of the formation of new words from letters in the display. Contextual information can increase the probability of migration. A difference in visual form between the words does not affect the occurrence of migrations.

Two experiments are reported that manipulate context and visual form. Both between-word case alternation and within-word case alternation were used. Neither of these two forms of case alternation affected the occurrence of migrations or the interaction of context with migration, although within-word case alternation reduced the accuracy of word identification.

Keywords

Combine Effect Contextual Information Visual Display Word Identification Visual Form 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank van der Velde
    • 1
  1. 1.Unit of Experimental and Theoretical PsychologyUniversity of LeidenAK LeidenThe Netherlands

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