ERIC Number: EJ732077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Acute Alcohol Effects on Repetition Priming and Word Recognition Memory with Equivalent Memory Cues
Ray, Suchismita; Bates, Marsha E.
Brain and Cognition, v60 n2 p118-127 Mar 2006
Acute alcohol intoxication effects on memory were examined using a recollection-based word recognition memory task and a repetition priming task of memory for the same information without explicit reference to the study context. Memory cues were equivalent across tasks; encoding was manipulated by varying the frequency of occurrence (FOC) of words in the study lists. Twenty-two female and male social drinkers (age 21-24 years) completed equivalent versions of the memory tasks in two counterbalanced sessions (alcohol challenge, no-alcohol). Alcohol and the FOC manipulation affected recollection-based memory processing, but not repetition priming. Results supported alcohol's dissociative effects on memory systems.
Descriptors: Word Recognition, Memory, Cues, Word Frequency, Alcohol Abuse, Task Analysis, Gender Differences, Young Adults, Cognitive Psychology, Recall (Psychology)
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