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a method for searching associative networks, neural networks, or semantic networks; the search process is initiated by labeling a set of source nodes (e.g. concepts in a semantic network) with weights or "activation" and then iteratively propagating or "spreading" that activation out to other nodes linked to the source nodes.

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  • semantic processing
  • are a part of
    spreading activation

  • decay of activation
  • Tasks that are asserted to measure spreading activation

    Task Contrast Measure

    semantic association task
    • ERP for related stimuli minus ERP for unrelated stimuli