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ERIC Number: EJ916885
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0502
Effects of Pre-Experimental Knowledge on Recognition Memory
Bird, Chris M.; Davies, Rachel A.; Ward, Jamie; Burgess, Neil
Learning & Memory, v18 n1 p11-14 Jan 2011
The influence of pre-experimental autobiographical knowledge on recognition memory was investigated using as memoranda faces that were either personally known or unknown to the participant. Under a dual process theory, such knowledge boosted both recollection- and familiarity-based recognition judgements. Under an unequal variance signal detection model, pre-experimental knowledge increased both the variance and the separation of the target and foil memory strength distributions, boosting hits and correct rejections. Thus, pre-experimental knowledge has profound effects on the multiple, interacting processes that subserve recognition memory, and likely in the neural systems that underpin them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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