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Table 2. 

Summary of Psycholinguistic Variables for All the Verb Categories


Verbs
Significant Effects
Face
Feet
Hands
Neutral
Number of items 36 36 36 36 – 
Length 8.9 ± 2.3 9.1 ± 2.04 9.1 ± 2.1 8.5 ± 1.6 ns 
Frequency 42 ± 140.5 61.4 ± 163.8 40.8 ± 97.3 76.4 ± 105.6 ns 
Agreement 95 96 96 95 ns 
Familiarity 6.7 ± 0.5 6.8 ± 0.1 6.8 ± 0.1 6.7 ± 0.2 ns 
Imageability 6.5 ± 0.6 6.7 ± 0.2 6.7 ± 0.1 5.5 ± 0.7 face, feet, hand > neutral, p < .001 
AoA 2.9 ± 1.5 3.1 ± 1.2 2.8 ± 0.9 4.1 ± 1.3 face, feet, hand > neutral, p < .01 
Mean RTs: frequency judgment 1294 ± 147 1301 ± 148 1301 ± 146 1328 ± 175 Stimulus: face, feet, hand > neutral, p < .01 
Mean RTs: imagery 1288 ± 139 1303 ± 160 1290 ± 160 1351 ± 159  

Verbs
Significant Effects
Face
Feet
Hands
Neutral
Number of items 36 36 36 36 – 
Length 8.9 ± 2.3 9.1 ± 2.04 9.1 ± 2.1 8.5 ± 1.6 ns 
Frequency 42 ± 140.5 61.4 ± 163.8 40.8 ± 97.3 76.4 ± 105.6 ns 
Agreement 95 96 96 95 ns 
Familiarity 6.7 ± 0.5 6.8 ± 0.1 6.8 ± 0.1 6.7 ± 0.2 ns 
Imageability 6.5 ± 0.6 6.7 ± 0.2 6.7 ± 0.1 5.5 ± 0.7 face, feet, hand > neutral, p < .001 
AoA 2.9 ± 1.5 3.1 ± 1.2 2.8 ± 0.9 4.1 ± 1.3 face, feet, hand > neutral, p < .01 
Mean RTs: frequency judgment 1294 ± 147 1301 ± 148 1301 ± 146 1328 ± 175 Stimulus: face, feet, hand > neutral, p < .01 
Mean RTs: imagery 1288 ± 139 1303 ± 160 1290 ± 160 1351 ± 159  

AoA = age of acquisition, with means representing the following scale: 2 = 3–4 years, 3 = 5–6 years, 4 = 7–8 years, 5 = 9–10 years, 6 = 11–12 years. RTs in msec and SDs from the norming task study. Imageability: face versus neutral t(35) = 7.019, foot versus neutral t(35) = 9.018, hand versus neutral t(35) = 9.955, all ps < .001; AoA: face versus neutral t(35) = −3.53, p < .005, foot versus neutral t(35) = −3.044, p < .01, hand versus neutral t(35) = −5.47, p < .001; main effect of stimulus: neutral versus face (t(24) = −4.53, p < .001), foot (t(24) = −3.8, p < .005), and hand (t(24) = −3.7, p < .005).

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