Master of Science
Words that an individual has experienced frequently are recognized more easily, when presented very briefly or in a noisy backgound. than words experienced less frequently. This word frequency effect has been shown for a variety of verbal materials. In a recent experiment using homographic English words, by Rubenstein, Garfield and Millikan, however, an anomolous result was observed.
Reisner, Phyllis, "A study of the cuessing frequencies for 'homographic' nonsense words with experimentally produced meanings" (1970). Theses and Dissertations. 3803.