Recognition of Paired Trigrams as a Function of Associative Value and Associative Strength

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Science  01 Apr 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3405, pp. 984-985
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3405.984


The accuracy of visual recognition of tachistoscopically presented paired nonsense trigrams was shown to vary directly with the associative value and associative strength. Parallel results were previously reported for meaningful verbal material. It is argued that the same perceptual processes underlie the learning of nonsense and of meaningful material.