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ERIC Number: EJ809721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0278-7393
Process Demands of Rejection Mechanisms of Recognition Memory
Odegard, Timothy N.; Koen, Joshua D.; Gama, Jorge M.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, v34 n5 p1296-1304 Sep 2008
A surge of research has been conducted to examine memory editing mechanisms that help distinguish accurate from inaccurate memories. In the present experiment, the authors examined the ability of participants to use novelty detection, recollection rejection, and plausibility judgments to reject lures presented on a recognition memory test. Participants studied a list of word pairs that were arranged in a category relationship (both words from the same category) or an unrelated relationship (both words from different categories) under full or divided attention. At test, participants were given a "yes/no" recognition test in which they were to respond after seeing the test items for 400 ms or 2,800 ms. Some of the test items were rearranged word pairs that were consistent with the study relationship, whereas others were inconsistent with the study relationship. The results demonstrate that the participants required full attention at study to use novelty detection, recollection rejection, and plausibility judgments to reject lures. Moreover, the results indicate that a long response deadline at test was needed for participants to use both recollection rejection and plausibility judgments to reject lures. (Contains 3 figures, 2 tables, and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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