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A Connectionist Model for Context Effects in the Picture-Word Interference Task

  • Peter A. Starreveld
  • Jan N. H. Heemskerk
Conference paper


In the picture-word interference task, two context effects can be distinguished: the semantic interference effect and the orthographic facilitation effect A theory is described to explain these effects. This theory was implemented in a connectionist model. The model is able to simulate the time courses of the two context effects and their interaction.


Stimulus Onset Asynchrony Context Effect Input Node Related Word Connectionist Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter A. Starreveld
    • 1
  • Jan N. H. Heemskerk
    • 1
  1. 1.Unit of Experimental and Theoretical PsychologyLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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