Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

Do words go to sleep? Exploring consolidation of spoken forms through direct and indirect measures


Nicolas Dumay a1 and M. Gareth Gaskell a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD, United Kingdom n.dumay@psych.york.ac.uk g.gaskell@psych.york.ac.uk http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~nd6 http://www-users.york.ac.uk/~mgg5

Abstract

We address the notion of integration of new memory representations and the potential dependence of this phenomenon on sleep, in light of recent findings on the lexicalization of spoken words. A distinction is introduced between measures tapping directly into the strength of the newly acquired knowledge and indirect measures assessing the influence of this knowledge on spoken word identification.