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Incidental context information increases recollection

Ameen-Ali, Kamar E and Norman, Liam J and Eacott, Madeline J and Easton, Alexander (2017) 'Incidental context information increases recollection.' Learning and Memory, 24 (3). 136 - 139. ISSN 1072-0502

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Abstract

The current study describes a receiver-operating characteristic (ROC) task for human participants based on the spontaneous recognition memory paradigms typically used with rodents. Recollection was significantly higher when an object was in the same location and background as at encoding, a combination used to assess episodic-like memory in animals, but not when only one of these task-irrelevant cues was present. The results show that incidentally encoded cue information can determine the degree of recollection, and opens up the possibility of assessing recollection across species in a single experimental paradigm, allowing better understanding of the cognitive and biological mechanisms at play.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2018 15:49
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2018 15:49
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22789

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