M S Sommers

Summary

Affiliation: Washington University School of Medicine
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Similar phenomena, different mechanisms: semantic and phonological false memories are produced by independent mechanisms
    McKenzie R Ballou
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130 4899, USA
    Mem Cognit 36:1450-9. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint The structural organization of the mental lexicon and its contribution to age-related declines in spoken-word recognition
    M S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Psychol Aging 11:333-41. 1996
  3. ncbi request reprint Stimulus variability and spoken word recognition. II. The effects of age and hearing impairment
    M S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 101:2278-88. 1997
  4. ncbi request reprint Spoken word recognition in individuals with dementia of the Alzheimer's type: changes in talker normalization and lexical discrimination
    M S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Psychol Aging 13:631-46. 1998
  5. ncbi request reprint Perceptual specificity and implicit auditory priming in older and younger adults
    M S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 25:1236-55. 1999
  6. ncbi request reprint Inhibitory processes and spoken word recognition in young and older adults: the interaction of lexical competition and semantic context
    M S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Psychol Aging 14:458-72. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects of age and dementia of the Alzheimer's type on phonological false memories
    Mitchell S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:791-806. 2003
  8. pmc Intra- versus intermodal integration in young and older adults
    Brent P Spehar
    Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 123:2858-66. 2008
  9. pmc Are there age differences in the executive component of working memory? Evidence from domain-general interference effects
    Nathan S Rose
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 16:633-53. 2009
  10. pmc Lipreading, processing speed, and working memory in younger and older adults
    Julia E Feld
    Washington University in St Louis, Psychology Department, Campus Box 1125, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 52:1555-65. 2009

Detail Information

Publications16

  1. doi request reprint Similar phenomena, different mechanisms: semantic and phonological false memories are produced by independent mechanisms
    McKenzie R Ballou
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130 4899, USA
    Mem Cognit 36:1450-9. 2008
    ..The results are discussed in terms of their implications for the independence of the mechanisms mediating different types of false memories...
  2. ncbi request reprint The structural organization of the mental lexicon and its contribution to age-related declines in spoken-word recognition
    M S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Psychol Aging 11:333-41. 1996
    ..Diminished cognitive resources, impaired inhibitory control, and increased general slowing are discussed as explanations for the results...
  3. ncbi request reprint Stimulus variability and spoken word recognition. II. The effects of age and hearing impairment
    M S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 101:2278-88. 1997
    ..Considered together, the findings suggest that age-related changes in perceptual normalization and selective attention may contribute to the reduced speech understanding that is often reported for older adults...
  4. ncbi request reprint Spoken word recognition in individuals with dementia of the Alzheimer's type: changes in talker normalization and lexical discrimination
    M S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Psychol Aging 13:631-46. 1998
    ..The results are discussed with respect to the possible roles of general slowing and inhibitory declines as factors affecting speech perception in DAT...
  5. ncbi request reprint Perceptual specificity and implicit auditory priming in older and younger adults
    M S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 25:1236-55. 1999
    ..Findings from the study are discussed with respect to their implications for establishing the mechanisms mediating perceptual specificity and for their importance in understanding age-related changes in implicit memory...
  6. ncbi request reprint Inhibitory processes and spoken word recognition in young and older adults: the interaction of lexical competition and semantic context
    M S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Psychol Aging 14:458-72. 1999
    ..The roles of inhibitory abilities and linguistic knowledge in explaining age-related impairments in spoken word recognition are discussed...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effects of age and dementia of the Alzheimer's type on phonological false memories
    Mitchell S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:791-806. 2003
    ..The results are discussed within the inhibitory deficit framework of cognitive aging...
  8. pmc Intra- versus intermodal integration in young and older adults
    Brent P Spehar
    Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 123:2858-66. 2008
    ..In addition, intra- and intermodal integration were shown to be not correlated. As measured here, these findings suggest that there is not a common mechanism that accounts for both inter- and intramodal integration performance...
  9. pmc Are there age differences in the executive component of working memory? Evidence from domain-general interference effects
    Nathan S Rose
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 16:633-53. 2009
    ..Taken together, these findings are inconsistent with the hypothesis that age-related declines in working memory are primarily attributable to a deficit in the executive component...
  10. pmc Lipreading, processing speed, and working memory in younger and older adults
    Julia E Feld
    Washington University in St Louis, Psychology Department, Campus Box 1125, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    J Speech Lang Hear Res 52:1555-65. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint The effects of age and gender on lipreading abilities
    Nancy Tye-Murray
    Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Am Acad Audiol 18:883-92. 2007
    ..e., consonants, words, sentences), a finding that differs from some reports by previous investigators (e.g., Dancer, Krain, Thompson, Davis, & Glenn, 1994)...
  12. ncbi request reprint Audiovisual integration and lipreading abilities of older adults with normal and impaired hearing
    Nancy Tye-Murray
    Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Ear Hear 28:656-68. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Stimulus variability and the phonetic relevance hypothesis: effects of variability in speaking style, fundamental frequency, and speaking rate on spoken word identification
    Mitchell S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri 63146, USA
    J Acoust Soc Am 119:2406-16. 2006
    ..Implications of these findings for the nature and development of lexical representations are discussed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Auditory-visual speech perception and auditory-visual enhancement in normal-hearing younger and older adults
    Mitchell S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63130, USA
    Ear Hear 26:263-75. 2005
    ..In addition, the study was designed to compare visual enhancement (VE) and auditory enhancement (AE) for consonants, words, and sentences in older and younger adults...
  15. doi request reprint Two-tone auditory suppression in younger and older normal-hearing adults and its relationship to speech perception in noise
    Mitchell S Sommers
    Department of Psychology, Washington University in St Louis, USA
    Hear Res 264:56-62. 2010
    ..The findings suggest that auditory suppression is one of the few psychoacoustic abilities that demonstrate significant changes with age even for older adults with minimal hearing loss...
  16. pmc The facilitative influence of phonological similarity and neighborhood frequency in speech production in younger and older adults
    Michael S Vitevitch
    Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045 7556, USA
    Mem Cognit 31:491-504. 2003
    ..The facilitative nature of these factors is more parsimoniously accounted for by an interactive model rather than by a strictly feedforward model of speech production...