Trouble articulating the right words : Evidence for a response-exclusion account of distraction during semantic fluency. / Marsh, John E; Crawford, Jessica C; Pilgrim, Lea K; Sörqvist, Patrik; Hughes, R.W.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Vol. 58, No. 5, 10.2017, p. 367-372.

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Trouble articulating the right words : Evidence for a response-exclusion account of distraction during semantic fluency. / Marsh, John E; Crawford, Jessica C; Pilgrim, Lea K; Sörqvist, Patrik; Hughes, R.W.

In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Vol. 58, No. 5, 10.2017, p. 367-372.

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Marsh, JE, Crawford, JC, Pilgrim, LK, Sörqvist, P & Hughes, RW 2017, 'Trouble articulating the right words: Evidence for a response-exclusion account of distraction during semantic fluency', Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, vol. 58, no. 5, pp. 367-372. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12386

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Marsh, J. E., Crawford, J. C., Pilgrim, L. K., Sörqvist, P., & Hughes, R. W. (2017). Trouble articulating the right words: Evidence for a response-exclusion account of distraction during semantic fluency. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 58(5), 367-372. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12386

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Marsh JE, Crawford JC, Pilgrim LK, Sörqvist P, Hughes RW. Trouble articulating the right words: Evidence for a response-exclusion account of distraction during semantic fluency. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 2017 Oct;58(5):367-372. https://doi.org/10.1111/sjop.12386

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Marsh, John E ; Crawford, Jessica C ; Pilgrim, Lea K ; Sörqvist, Patrik ; Hughes, R.W. / Trouble articulating the right words : Evidence for a response-exclusion account of distraction during semantic fluency. In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 2017 ; Vol. 58, No. 5. pp. 367-372.

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abstract = "It is widely held that single-word lexical access is a competitive process, a view based largely on the observation that naming a picture is slowed in the presence of a distractor-word. However, problematic for this view is that a low-frequency distractor-word slows the naming of a picture more than does a high-frequency word. This supports an alternative, response-exclusion, account in which a distractor-word interferes because it must be excluded from an articulatory output buffer before the right word can be articulated (the picture name): A high, compared to low, frequency word accesses the buffer more quickly and, as such, can also be excluded more quickly. Here we studied the respective roles of competition and response-exclusion for the first time in the context of semantic verbal fluency, a setting requiring the accessing of, and production of, multiple words from long-term memory in response to a single semantic cue. We show that disruption to semantic fluency by a sequence of to-be-ignored spoken distractors is also greater when those distractors are low in frequency, thereby extending the explanatory compass of the response-exclusion account to a multiple-word production setting and casting further doubt on the lexical-selection-by-competition view. The results can be understood as reflecting the contribution of speech output processes to semantic fluency.",
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