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a method for searching associative networks, neural networks, or semantic networks; the search process is initiated by labeling a set of source nodes (e.g. concepts in a semantic network) with weights or "activation" and then iteratively propagating or "spreading" that activation out to other nodes linked to the source nodes.
BGregory about seven years ago.

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Tasks that are asserted to measure spreading activation

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semantic association task
  • ERP for related stimuli minus ERP for unrelated stimuli
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"Initial definition from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spreading_activation"
NPicchetti (about seven years ago)

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Definition contributed by BGregory about seven years ago:a method for searching associative networks, neural networks, or semantic networks; the search process is initiated by labeling a set of source nodes (e.g. concepts in a semantic network) with weights or "activation" and then iteratively propagating or "spreading" that activation out to other nodes linked to the source nodes. (from Wikipedia)

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Definition contributed by SAdministrator about nine years ago:No definition submitted yet

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