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Reasons to doubt the generalizability, reliability, and diagnosticity of fast mapping (FM) for rapid lexical integration

Gaskell, M. Gareth; Lindsay, Shane

Authors

M. Gareth Gaskell



Abstract

The possibility of fast mapping (FM) promoting rapid lexical integration challenges complementary systems accounts of word learning. Here, we first question the diagnosticity of orthographic lexical competition prior to sleep as an indicator of lexical integration, given emerging evidence that the same pre-sleep effect can be found with explicit learning paradigms. Second, we describe a study that showed no evidence of accelerated lexical integration for spoken-word learning. This study also found no FM advantage when written materials were used . Taken together, the evidence does not convincingly demonstrate that FM can accelerate lexical integration in healthy adults.

Journal Article Type Commentary
Publication Date Apr 9, 2019
Journal Cognitive Neuroscience
Print ISSN 1758-8928
Electronic ISSN 1758-8936
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 4
Pages 234-236
APA6 Citation Gaskell, M. G., & Lindsay, S. (2019). Reasons to doubt the generalizability, reliability, and diagnosticity of fast mapping (FM) for rapid lexical integration. Cognitive neuroscience, 10(4), 234-236. https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2019.1600487
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2019.1600487
Keywords Fast mapping; Consolidation; Lexical integration; Word learning
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17588928.2019.1600487
Additional Information This is the accepted manuscript of an article published in Cognitive neuroscience, 2019. The version of record is available at the DOI link in this record.