The Lexical Decision Experiment
Using CogLab, complete the lexical decision experiment and create a report on the experiment.
In your report, write a brief introduction explaining the organization of lexicons. In addition, include some representative researches on lexical decision. Next, in the Methods section, describe the process that you followed to complete the experiment, including a description of the materials used and the stimuli. Make sure to include enough information so that others can also perform the same experiment successfully.
Finally, describe the experimental results. In addition, determine whether your results showed semantic priming. Provide a rationale to support your answer. Summarize your report, including answers to the following questions:
- Were the results in accordance with your expectations? Provide a rationale to support your answer.
- Did anything about the experiment surprise you? If yes, what? Did you respond faster to words or nonwords?
- In your opinion, what factors would influence the results of the lexical decision experiment?