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ERIC Number: EJ1131266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 4
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ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Incidental Context Information Increases Recollection
Ameen-Ali, Kamar E.; Norman, Liam J.; Eacott, Madeline J.; Easton, Alexander
Learning & Memory, v24 n3 p136-139 Mar 2017
The current study describes a receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) task for human participants based on the spontaneous recognition memory paradigms typically used with rodents. Recollection was significantly higher when an object was in the same location and background as at encoding, a combination used to assess episodic-like memory in animals, but not when only one of these task-irrelevant cues was present. The results show that incidentally encoded cue information can determine the degree of recollection, and opens up the possibility of assessing recollection across species in a single experimental paradigm, allowing better understanding of the cognitive and biological mechanisms at play.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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