ERIC Number: EJ1069718
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Binding among Select Episodic Elements Is Altered via Active Short-Term Retrieval
Bridge, Donna J.; Voss, Joel L.
Learning & Memory, v22 n8 p360-363 Aug 2015
Of the many elements that comprise an episode, are any disproportionately bound to the others? We tested whether active short-term retrieval selectively increases binding. Individual objects from multiobject displays were retrieved after brief delays. Memory was later tested for the other objects. Cueing with actively retrieved objects facilitated memory of associated objects, which was associated with unique patterns of viewing behavior during study and enhanced ERP correlates of retrieval during test, relative to other reminder cues that were not actively retrieved. Active short-term retrieval therefore enhanced binding of retrieved elements with others, thus creating powerful memory cues for entire episodes.
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Cues, Recall (Psychology), Visual Stimuli, Correlation, Learning Processes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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