Word Association Study

Welcome to this study on word associations. On average, an adult knows about 40,000 words. As scientists studying language and memory we are interested in the nature or organization of this mental dictionary.

You can help us build a network that captures this knowledge by playing the game of word associations. This game takes just 5 minutes of your time. It's easy and fun: Just give the first three words that come to mind for a list of 18 cue words.

All ages and nationalities are welcome, but please note that we do require you to be a fluent English speaker. If you're not a native speaker of English, please choose one of the language options at the bottom of this page.

Dr. Simon De Deyne, University of Melbourne
Prof. Gert Storms, University of Leuven