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a procedure used in many psychology and psycholinguistics experiments; the basic procedure involves measuring how quickly people classify stimuli as words or nonwords. Subjects are presented, either visually or auditorily, with a mixture of words and pseudowords (nonsense strings that respect the phonotactic rules of a language, like trud in English). Their task is to indicate, usually with a button-press, whether the presented stimulus is a word or not.


word/nonword task

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lexical decision task has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS
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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.


In the Cognitive Atlas, we define a contrast as any function over experimental conditions. The simplest contrast is the indicator value for a specific condition; more complex contrasts include linear or nonlinear functions of the indicator across different experimental conditions.


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An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).


A Diffusion Model Account of Criterion Shifts in the Lexical Decision Task.
Wagenmakers EJ, Ratcliff R, Gomez P, McKoon G
Journal of memory and language (J Mem Lang)
2008 Jan

Word recognition in child second language learners: Evidence from cognates and false friends.
Brenders P, van Hell JG, Dijkstra T
Journal of experimental child psychology (J Exp Child Psychol)
2011 Aug