Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
Variability in talker identity, one type of indexical variation, has demonstrable effects on the speed and accuracy of spoken word recognition. Furthermore, neuropsychological evidence suggests that indexical and linguistic information may be represented and processed differently in the 2 cerebral hemispheres, and is consistent with findings from the visual domain. For example, in visual word recognition, changes in font affect processing differently depending on which hemisphere initially processes the input. The present study examined whether hemispheric differences exist in spoken language as well. In 4 long-term repetition-priming experiments, the authors examined responses to stimuli that were primed by stimuli that matched or mismatched in talker identity. The results demonstrate that indexical variability can affect participants’ perception of spoken words differently in the 2 hemispheres.
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González, J., & McLennan, C. T. (January 01, 2007). Hemispheric differences in indexical specificity effects in spoken word recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance, 33, 2, 410-24.