Cross-language negative priming (#214)

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Reference to Original Report of Finding Neumann, E., McCloskey, M. S., & Felio, A. C. (1999). Cross-language positive priming disappears, negative priming does not: Evidence for two sources of selective inhibition. Memory & Cognition, 27(6), 1051-1063. & Wong, K. F. E. (2012). Negative Priming Under Rapid Serial Visual Presentation. Plos One, 7(5).
Title Cross-language negative priming
If the original article contained multiple experiments, which one did you attempt to replicate? e.g., you might respond 'Study 1' or 'Experiment 4'. Experiment 2
Link to PDF of Original Report
Brief Statement of Original Result The ignored repetition negative priming effect was observed across languages(English-to-Spanish);however,attended repetition positive priming did not. This dissociation contradicts the episodic retrieval account of negative priming.
Type of Replication Attempted Conceptual Replication
Result Type Successful Replication
Difference? Same Direction, 0.05
Number of Subjects 106
Number of Subjects in Original Study 45
Year in which Replication Attempt was Made 2014
Name of Investigators (Real Names Required) Lin Li
Detailed Description of Method/Results A 8.54Hz RSVP stream was constructed with 2 numbers as a distractor and a target(cued by colours). A 2x2x2 within-subject design implemented temporal position, attentional level, and language interchange within a prime-to-probe event. The critical manipulation was associating a prior number distractor with a current number target, and the link was in the cross-language manner. In Experiment 4, cross-language negative priming was replicated with Chinese number distractors. Furthermore, a significant interaction (temporal position x attentional level)was identified in the condition that interchanged a English number to its corresponding Chinese word. The involvement of the prefrontal cortex in buffering distractors' representation and processing a current number was discussed in a temporal code-based mechanism.

Any Known Methodological Differences
(between original and present study)?
The original study aimed at the cross-language negative priming within alphabetic languages whereas the current one extends the results to non-alphabetic languages. The original study was designed in a time-relaxed manner whereas the current one is constructed with a tight temporal constraint. The original study simultaneously presented a distractor and a target whereas the current one is implemented with a fixed temporal distance between a distractor and a target. The baseline level of the original study was within-language priming effects whereas the current one establishes the baseline level with numbers in their Arabic notations.
Email of Investigator
Name of individuals who
actually carried out the project
Lin Li
Location of ProjectIlam Road, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Characteristics of Subjects
(subject pool, paid, etc.)
University students paid for lab study
Where did these subjects reside?New Zealand
Was this a Class Project?No
Further Details of Results as pdf
Additional Comments
Email of Original Investigator
Quantitive Information
I have complied with ethical standards for experimentation on human beings and, if necessary, have obtained appropriate permission from an Institutional Review Board or other oversight group.
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