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One process is not enough! A speed-accuracy tradeoff study of recognition memory

Boldini, Angela and Russo, Riccardo and Avons, SE (2004) 'One process is not enough! A speed-accuracy tradeoff study of recognition memory.' Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11 (2). pp. 353-361. ISSN 1069-9384

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Speed-accuracy tradeoff (SAT) methods have been used to contrast single- and dual-process accounts of recognition memory. In these procedures, subjects are presented with individual test items and are required to make recognition decisions under various time constraints. In this experiment, we presented word lists under incidental learning conditions, varying the modality of presentation and level of processing. At test, we manipulated the interval between each visually presented test item and a response signal, thus controlling the amount of time available to retrieve target information. Study-test modality match had a beneficial effect on recognition accuracy at short response-signal delays (≤300 msec). Conversely, recognition accuracy benefited more from deep than from shallow processing at study only at relatively long response-signal delays (≥300 msec). The results are congruent with views suggesting that both fast familiarity and slower recollection processes contribute to recognition memory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Humans; Models, Statistical; Learning; Memory; Auditory Perception; Visual Perception; Recognition, Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 15:17
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 22:52

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