Compute Canada

View All Papers
To Submit a new publication, Please visit the User's Section (logged in users only)

Publications:
To view a publication's Abstract (if available), click on publication's title
Author(s)
     Johns, E. E., Mewhort, D. J. K.
Title
     Test Sequence Priming in Recognition Memory
Publication Name
     Journal of Experimental psychology: Learning memory & Cognition
Publication Type
     Journal
Publisher
     Americal Psychological Association
Place
     
Editor(s)
     
Number
     
School
     
Volume
      35
Chapter
     
Pages
      1162-1174
Other Publication Information
     
Publication Year
     2009
Abstract
     We examined priming within the test sequence in three recognition memory experiments. A probe primed its successor whenever both probes shared a feature with the same studied item (interjacent priming), indicating that the study item like the probe is central to the decision. Interjacent priming occurred even when the two probes did not themselves share any features: A lure that shared a single feature with a study item primed a lure that shared a different feature with the same study item. Our experiments distinguished interjacent priming from other types of facilitation. Interjacent priming indicates that a study item that is like the probe is more relevant to the decision than other study items, contrary to global memory models. It also shows that negative decisions depend on contradiction, not insufficient familiarity, because lures, as well as targets, benefited. We discuss the data in terms of a recall check within a dual-process theory, but we prefer a single-process resonance model with separate decision mechanisms for Yes and No responses (Mewhort & Johns, 2005).
Keywords
     human memory, Priming, recognition
Website
     http://
Paper Status
     Published
DOI / Publication ID
     



View All Papers