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Covert Retrieval in Working Memory Impacts the Phenomenological Characteristics Remembered During Episodic Memory

Loaiza, VM and Borovanska, BM (2018) 'Covert Retrieval in Working Memory Impacts the Phenomenological Characteristics Remembered During Episodic Memory.' Consciousness and Cognition, 57. 20 - 32. ISSN 1053-8100

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Abstract

Much research has investigated the qualitative experience of retrieving events from episodic memory (EM). The present study investigated whether covert retrieval in WM increases the phenomenological characteristics that participants find memorable in EM using tasks that distract attention from the maintenance of memoranda (i.e., complex span; Experiment 1) relative to tasks that do not (i.e., short or long list lengths of simple span; Experiments 1 and 2). Participants rated the quality of the phonological, semantic, and temporal-contextual characteristics remembered during a delayed memory characteristics questionnaire (MCQ). Whereas an advantage of the complex over simple span items was observed for each characteristic (Experiment 1), no such difference was observed between short and long trials of simple span (Experiment 2). These results are consistent with the view that covert retrieval in WM promotes content-context bindings that are later accessible from EM for both objective performance and subjective details of the remembered information.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: working memory, episodic memory, memory characteristics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2017 09:46
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2018 02:00
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20664

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