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Wormholes in Memory: Is memory one representation or many?

Wulff Dirk U. Hills Thomas T. Hertwig Ralph;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
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Abstract
The analogy of space to human cognition has a long standing tradition. Our study aims to elaborate on the validity of this analogy for search in memory. Using the search of associative memory framework (SAM) we show that people are able to dynamically recruit independent memory representations in the recall of country names. By instructing participants to use specific recall cues we also show that despite a strong effect on the retrieval sequence total recall from memory remains unaffected. Whereas these findings strongly support a higher dimensionality to memory than previously though the simultaneous finding of severe retrieval time costs for non default repre...
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SNSF| Search in Space and Mind: Dynamics and Structure in Recall from Long-Term Memory Search
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  • Funder: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Project Code: 100014_130397
  • Funding stream: Project funding | Project funding (Div. I-III)
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