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ERIC Number: EJ1139905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Learned Interval Time Facilitates Associate Memory Retrieval
van de Ven, Vincent; Kochs, Sarah; Smulders, Fren; De Weerd, Peter
Learning & Memory, v24 n4 p158-161 Apr 2017
The extent to which time is represented in memory remains underinvestigated. We designed a time paired associate task (TPAT) in which participants implicitly learned cue-time-target associations between cue-target pairs and specific cue-target intervals. During subsequent memory testing, participants showed increased accuracy of identifying matching cue-target pairs if the time interval during testing matched the implicitly learned interval. A control experiment showed that participants had no explicit knowledge about the cue-time associations. We suggest that "elapsed time" can act as a temporal mnemonic associate that can facilitate retrieval of events associated in memory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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