Table 2

Matching of final items and target words for length, written frequency of occurrence and abstractness, according to sentence/word type and associativeness.

Sentence/word type

Length

(# letters)

Frequency of use

(Colfis)

# Concrete items


FINAL WORDS


Idiomatic

10.4

248.7

125


Literal

11.2

258.5

120


TARGET WORDS


Idiom./A

8.34

110.9

2


Idiom./NA

7.72

120.7

2


Lit./A

8.12

120.7

6


Lit./NA

7.91

114.9

0


Key: A = associated; NA = non-associated, Idiom. = idiomatic; Lit. = literal.

Proverbio et al. BMC Neuroscience 2009 10:116   doi:10.1186/1471-2202-10-116

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