Oxford, Mississippi, United States of America
Areas of Interest
Philosophy of Mind
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    Unconscious semantic priming in the absence of partial awareness☆
    with Jessica Grinspan
    Consciousness and Cognition 16 (4): 942-953. 2007.
    In a recent paper in Psychological Science, Kouider and Dupoux reported obtaining unconscious Stroop priming only when subjects had partial awareness of the masked distractor words . Kouider and Dupoux conjectured that semantic priming occurs only when such partial awareness is present. The present experiments tested this conjecture in an affective categorization priming task that differed from Kouider and Dupoux’s in using masked distractors that subjects had practiced earlier as visible words.…Read more
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    Long-Term Semantic Memory Versus Contextual Memory in Unconscious Number Processing
    with S. Dehaene, A. G. Greenwald, and L. Naccache
    Journal of Experimental Psychology 29 (2): 235-247. 2003.
    Subjects classified visible 2-digit numbers as larger or smaller than 55. Target numbers were preceded by masked 2-digit primes that were either congruent (same relation to 55) or incongruent. Experiments 1 and 2 showed prime congruency effects for stimuli never included in the set of classified visible targets, indicating subliminal priming based on long-term semantic memory. Experiments 2 and 3 went further to demonstrate paradoxical unconscious priming effects resulting from task context. For…Read more
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    Priming of semantic classifications by novel subliminal prime words☆
    with Karl Christoph Klauer, Andreas B. Eder, and Anthony G. Greenwald
    Consciousness and Cognition 16 (1): 63-83. 2007.
    Four experiments demonstrate category congruency priming by subliminal prime words that were never seen as targets in a valence-classification task and a gender-classification task . In Experiment 1, overlap in terms of word fragments of one or more letters between primes and targets of different valences was larger than between primes and targets of the same valence. In Experiments 2 and 3, the sets of prime words and target words were completely disjoint in terms of used letters. In Experiment…Read more