Name agreement in picture naming: An ERP study

Xiaorong Cheng, Graham Schafer*, Elkan G. Akyürek

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Abstract

Name agreement is the extent to which different people agree on a name for a particular picture. Previous studies have found that it takes longer to name low name agreement pictures than high name agreement pictures. To examine the effect of name agreement in the online process of picture naming, we compared event-related potentials (ERPs) recorded whilst 19 healthy, native English speakers silently named pictures which had either high or low name agreement. A series of ERP components was examined: P1 approximately 120 ms from picture onset, N1 around 170 ms, P2 around 220 ms, N2 around 290 ms, and P3 around 400 ms. Additionally, a late time window from 800 to 900 ms was considered. Name agreement had an early effect, starting at P1 and possibly resulting from uncertainty of picture identity, and continuing into N2, possibly resulting from alternative names for pictures. These results support the idea that name agreement affects two consecutive processes: first, object recognition, and second, lexical selection and/or phonological encoding. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-141
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Psychophysiology
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun-2010

Keywords

  • ERP
  • Naming
  • Lexical processing
  • Semantics
  • Categorization
  • EVENT-RELATED POTENTIALS
  • VISUAL SELECTIVE ATTENTION
  • SPEECH PRODUCTION
  • TIME-COURSE
  • ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE
  • BRAIN POTENTIALS
  • VANDERWART PICTURES
  • CATEGORY INTERFERENCE
  • COGNITIVE COMPONENTS
  • SENTENCE PRODUCTION

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