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  • Francisco Javier Moreno-Martinez
  • Pedro R. Montoro
  • K.R. Laws
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages35
Pages (from-to)293-327
JournalAging Neuropsychology and Cognition
Journal publication date2011
Volume18
Issue3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Abstract

This paper presents a new corpus of 140 high quality colour images belonging to 14 subcategories and covering a range of naming difficulty. One hundred and six Spanish speakers named the items and provided data for several psycholinguistic variables: age of acquisition, familiarity, manipulability, name agreement, typicality and visual complexity. Furthermore, we also present lexical frequency data derived internet search hits. Apart from the large number of variables evaluated, these stimuli present an important advantage with respect to other comparable image corpora in so far as naming performance in healthy individuals is less prone to ceiling effect problems. Reliability and validity indexes showed that our items display similar psycholinguistic characteristics to those of other corpora. In sum, this set of ecologically valid stimuli provides a useful tool for scientists engaged in cognitive and neuroscience-based research.

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Original article can be found at : http://www.informaworld.com/ Copyright Taylor & Francis

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