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Semantic satiation

History and Research: – Coined phrase ‘semantic satiation’ in 1962 dissertation – Various names used for the phenomenon before – Experiments demonstrating the effect in […]

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History and Research:
– Coined phrase ‘semantic satiation’ in 1962 dissertation
– Various names used for the phenomenon before
– Experiments demonstrating the effect in cognitive tasks
– Rapid repetition leading to reactive inhibition
– Further studies exploring the phenomenon
– Lambert and Jakobovits conducted research on mediated satiation in verbal transfer in 1962.
– In 1963, they explored the effects of repetition in communication on meanings and attitudes.
– Messer, Jakobovits, Kanungo, and Lambert studied semantic satiation of words and numbers in 1964.
– Jakobovits and Lambert investigated stimulus characteristics as determinants of semantic changes in 1964.
– Jakobovits delved into semantic satiation in concept formation and repetition of auditorily presented information in 1965.

Applications:
– Integration in phobia treatment through desensitization
– Reduction of speech anxiety in stutterers
– Impact on education and word learning
– Tool for understanding language acquisition
– Potential in altering behavior through cognitive activity
– Jakobovits analyzed the utilization of semantic satiation in stuttering in 1966.
– He also studied the phenomenon of fads, specifically The Hit Parade in 1966.
– Jakobovits discussed semantic satiation and cognitive dynamics in the context of special education in 1967.
– Evidence on the operation of semantic generation and satiation in group discussions was presented by Jakobovits and Hogenraad in 1967.
– Lambert and Jakobovits measured semantic satiation in 1967.

Further Studies and Discoveries:
– Kounios, Kotz, and Holcomb explored the locus of the semantic satiation effect using brain potentials in 2000.
– Zongker’s work ‘Chicken Chicken Chicken: Chicken Chicken’ was published in the Annals of Improbable Research in 2006.

Publications and References:
– Studies on cognitive aspects of behavior
– Experiments on semantic satiation
– Effect of presemantic acoustic adaptation
– Associative account of semantic satiation
– Advances in the study of societal multilingualism
– The Journal of Psychology published Jakobovits and Lambert’s work in 1962.
– The Journal of Experimental Psychology featured their research in 1963.
– The British Journal of Psychology published Messer et al.’s study in 1964.
– The American Journal of Psychology showcased Jakobovits and Lambert’s work in 1964.
– Psychological Reports included several studies by Jakobovits in the mid-1960s.

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– Jakobovits contributed to the book ‘Modern Trends in Psychology’ in 1967.
– Hogenraad and Jakobovits published in the Bulletin de Psychologie in 1968.

Semantic satiation (Wikipedia)

Semantic satiation is a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as repeated meaningless sounds. Extended inspection or analysis (staring at the word or phrase for a long time) in place of repetition also produces the same effect.

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