publication . Article . 2010

Context-Dependent Repetition Effects on Recognition Memory.

Bertram Opitz;
Open Access English
  • Published: 20 May 2010
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
One widely acknowledged way to improve our memory performance is to repeatedly study the to be learned material. One aspect that has received little attention in past research regards the context sensitivity of this repetition effect, that is whether the item is repeated within the same or within different contexts. The predictions of a neuro-computational model (O'Reilly & Norman, 2002) were tested in an experiment requiring participants to study visual objects either once or three times. Crucially, for half of the repeated objects the study context (encoding task, background color and screen position) remained the same (within context repetition) while for the...
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free text keywords: Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Cognitive Neuroscience, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology, Recognition memory, Context effect, Cognitive psychology, Developmental psychology, Visual perception, Cognition, Recall, Cognitive science, Memoria, Psychology, Task analysis, Memorization
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