Pylyshyn:. If you can’t rely on introspection of your conscious experience to tell you what’s going on in your mind, and if you can’t rely on looking inside the skull using biological techniques to tell you what psychological processes are taking place, then how in the world can you tell?.
If you can’t rely on introspection of your conscious experience to tell you what’s going on in your mind,
if you can’t rely on looking inside the skull using biological techniques to tell you what psychological processes are taking place,
then how in the world can you tell?
May lead to predictions but does not tell you how the mind works.
E.g., “Right” and “tire” involve same motor movements but in different order. Order must be imposed by some organization other than direct associative connections between them.
E.g., same word can be many parts of speech and thus would appear in different positions in sentence: “The mill-wright on my right thinks it right that some conventional right…”
e.g., finger strokes of musician..
16 strokes/sec. Too quick for sensory control of movement
misplaced doubling, e.g., ill as iil
spoonerisms- exchange of sounds within an utterance
“You have tasted the whole worm.”
“You have hissed all my mystery lectures.”
“Take the flea of my cat and heave it at the louse of my mother-in-law.”
“We have to get the hands out of the guns of people”
“Class is about discussing the text” “Class is about discussing the class”
“How the leaflet’s written leaflet’s litten
“Sun is in the sky” Sky is in the sky”
“It’s a real mystery” meal mystery
Spoonersim more likely when word is possible than nonword, e.g., mean reap
George H.W. Bush:
“I don’t want to run the risk of ruining what is a lovely recession” (reception)
A famous general was described as “a battle scared, excuse me I mean bottle scarred general” (battle scarred)
RT = a + bx
Lexical decision (is it a word?)
650 ms 690 ms