Word-reading (Lectures 7&8)

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1. What are the elements of unconscious account (functional/computational)?

  • Meaning understanding, lexical access, function organisation
  • Ask Freud the b*stard
  • Process, reading ability, control mechanism
  • Process, organisation of components, mental dictionary, control mechanism
  • Lexical organisation, process, mental dictionary
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2. What are the limitations to introspective reports?

  • Often misleading, don't tell us HOW word identification is done, give no processes
  • Give too many processes, are misleading, tell us when word identification is done
  • Only tell us what part of the brain we use, are too old of a method to use
  • It's like an internal scan, gross and unnecessary

3. Written word form is:

  • De ability to rite
  • Sequence of symbols, made of lines, curves, or strokes
  • Sequence of various letters corresponding to a language

4. What are the two kinds of behavioural measure?

  • Is this cognition or research methods?? who knows, not me
  • (Artificial) lab tasks designed to "capture" a component process & "Online" measures made during natural performance of skill
  • Natural observations in which people are left to own devices, "online" measures made in lab setting
  • Longitudinal experiments, (artificial) lab tasks
  • Meta-analyses, natural observations where people are left to own devices

5. Spoken word form is:

  • Phonemes with a tone pitch & stress pattern
  • Talking innit duh
  • A sequence of phonemes, organised in syllables with a stress pattern
  • Syllables in the correct order


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