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Neuron, Vol. 31, 653660, August 30, 2001, Copyright 2001 by Cell Press On the Tip of the Tongue: An Event-Related
 

Summary: Neuron, Vol. 31, 653660, August 30, 2001, Copyright 2001 by Cell Press
On the Tip of the Tongue: An Event-Related
fMRI Study of Semantic Retrieval Failure
and Cognitive Conflict
induced TOT states by providing subjects with defini-
tions of rare words (e.g., zither), and instructing them
that "If you are unable to think of the word but feel sure
that you know it and that you feel that it is on the verge
of coming back to you then you are in a TOT state (p.
Anat Maril,1,4
Anthony D. Wagner,2,3
and Daniel L. Schacter1
1
Department of Psychology
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138
327)". They found that subjects reported TOT states for2
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
approximately 13% of the rare word definitions.Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Numerous subsequent behavioral studies have repli-Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

  

Source: Anat, Maril, - Departments of Psychology & Cognitive Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Wagner, Anthony - Department of Psychology, Stanford University

 

Collections: Biology and Medicine