Hi, need to submit a 1250 words paper on the topic Facilitation in Recognizing Pairs of Words: Evidence of a Dependence Between Retrieval Operations. To be able to achieve this, the study applied the use of lexical decision in the measurement of the reaction time. By studying homographs and non-homographs, the study was concerned with the frequency of the words formed from the strings and their effect on the long term memory. These aspects can be categorized in a question form and provide information as to what nature and invariance would have on the underlying retrieval operations (Meyer & Schvaneveldt, 1971).
a. Retrieval model: In cognitive psychology, the term refers to the development of information retrieval concepts from the long-term memory in such a manner that enables the bringing of stored memories into a person’s conscious awareness. In this study, the model is used or applied as a basic structural application of the memory functions towards the string pair of letters used to facilitate the recognition of words.
b. Semantic decision: Psychologically, the application of semantic analysis of semantic memory requires the making of decisions. Such decisions, commonly referred to as semantic decisions have a great role or impact on how individuals learn new ideas that can be applied to the knowledge of things in the past. By making such decisions, the meaning is given to words and sentences that had no meaning. In the study, semantic decisions are made with regard to whether a particular string of letters that are made into a word belonged to a specific semantic category. The decision entailed searching for the stored words in a semantic category.
c. Lexical decision: This task is commonly used in the demonstration of conceptual priming and the effects of the regularity of the use of words in classifying time. This concept has been largely used as an application of tasks in the determination of semantic memory nature. .In this experiment, when presented with the string of letters so as to conceptualize and form them into words, the measurement of the reaction time is done based on the lexical decision reached. .