Title

Memory conjunction clusters: Influence of familiarity and recollection

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

7-2-2016

Subject Area

ARRAY(0x55ab8d9266a8)

Abstract

In the memory conjunction paradigm, the number of times that constituents of conjunction lures were studied and the method of presentation were varied. In two experiments, participants were presented with eight parent items that could be recombined at test to form a conjunction lure. The constituents that were shared between the parent items and the conjunction lures were either presented in the same words (e.g., blackmail and jailbird presented four times each for the conjunction lure blackbird) or in different words (e.g., the targets footstool, footlocker, foothill, footbridge, baseball, softball, basketball, and golfball for the conjunction lure football). In both experiments, rates of false recognition were higher in the Different condition as opposed to the Same condition. These results provide evidence that participants in the Same condition were able to utilise a recall-to-reject strategy by remembering the repeatedly presented parent word. In the Different condition, participants were not able to utilise that strategy and instead relied on the familiarity of the repeatedly presented constituents which led to higher rates of false recognition.

Publication Title

Memory

Volume

24

Issue

6

First Page

792

Last Page

800

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1080/09658211.2015.1051052

PubMed ID

26284615

ISSN

09658211

E-ISSN

14640686

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