Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorSzmalec, Arnaud
dc.contributor.authorPage, M.P.A.
dc.contributor.authorDuyck, Wouter
dc.identifier.citationSzmalec , A , Page , M P A & Duyck , W 2012 , ' The development of long-term lexical representations through Hebb repetition learning ' , Journal of Memory and Language , vol. 67 , no. 3 , pp. 342-354 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 1328412
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: bbcc3ca5-b1c2-4244-8076-6ec280a395bb
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84865575668
dc.description.abstractThis study clarifies the involvement of short- and long-term memory in novel word-form learning, using the Hebb repetition paradigm. In Experiment 1, participants recalled sequences of visually presented syllables (e.g., la-va-bu-sa-fa-ra-re-si-di), with one particular (Hebb) sequence repeated on every third trial. Crucially, these Hebb sequences contained three orthographic nonword neighbors of existing Dutch base-words (e.g., lavabu – lavabo [kitchen sink]). Twenty-four hours later, the same participants performed two auditory lexicalization tests involving the actual Dutch base-words (e.g., lavabo, safari, residu). Both tests yielded slower reaction times for these Dutch base-words compared with matched control words, which reflects lexical competition between the base-words and the Hebb sequences, therefore demonstrating lexical engagement of the Hebb sequences. In Experiment 2, we subsequently used the Hebb paradigm as an analogue of word-form learning, in order to investigate whether the creation of novel lexical memories requires sleep. Whereas earlier findings indicate that overnight sleep plays a crucial role in lexical consolidation, the current results show that Hebb learning of phonological sequences creates novel word-forms representations in the mental lexicon by the mere passage of time, with sleep playing no necessary role.en
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Memory and Language
dc.subjectlexical representations
dc.subjectHebb effect
dc.titleThe development of long-term lexical representations through Hebb repetition learningen
dc.contributor.institutionHealth & Human Sciences Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Life and Medical Sciences
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Psychology
dc.contributor.institutionLearning, Memory and Thinking
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record