The main study done by Meyer and Schvaneveldt (1971) reported that the participants responded faster to commonly associated words as compared to unrelated words. The next experiment consisted of showing pairs of words, nonwords or both. In this, the subjects were faster in identifying the pairs of words than nonwords and when both were presented as a pair, the subjects responded to “No” faster when the first string was a nonword.A study by Wirth et al. (2007) concluded that the initial lexical-semantic access is almost the same in males and females. However, women conduct a deeper semantic analysis which results in women earlier and longer lasting effect resulting in faster processing of related words. Therefore, this study shows that the depth of processing is significant in the semantic analysis.Another research, involving children’s mental stimulation during sentence and word processing, found that girls had faster reaction times for matching vs mismatching sentence-picture pairs and also a high-imageability vs low imageability words which concludes that girls construct more coherent and vivid mental simulations than boys .This study suggests that women respond faster to early and ate age of acquisition as compared to males however, the results were not significant .In contrast, a study suggests that males showed lesser response time in the signal detection task as compared to females but there were no gender differences found on the other three reaction-time tasks After evaluating all the studies, it is hypothesized that individuals respond faster to related words as compared to unrelated words and nonwords. In addition, females have a lesser RT compared to males. This report will help in understanding and observing different variables like word association, recognition of words and nonwords and also the gender differences in word processing.