Searching for two things at once: evidence of exclusivity in semantic and autobiographical memory retrieval
Maylor, Elizabeth A., Chater, Nick and Jones, G. V. (Gregory V.). (2001) Searching for two things at once: evidence of exclusivity in semantic and autobiographical memory retrieval. Memory & Cognition, Vol.29 (No.8). pp. 1185-1195. ISSN 0090-502XFull text not available from this repository.
We examined whether retrieval from semantic memory (Experiment 1) and autobiographical memory (Experiment 2) is exclusive, or whether people can search for two things at once. In Experiment I., participants retrieved items as quickly as possible over 4 min from single categories (e.g., foods, countries) and from disjunctive categories (e.g., foods or countries). In Experiment 2, participants retrieved autobiographical episodes associated with single cue words (e.g.,flower, ticket) or with disjunctive cue words (e.g.,flower or ticket). In both experiments, retrieval of items from the disjunctive category did not exceed predictions based on optimal sequencing of retrieval from the corresponding two single categories. That is, exclusivity was observed to occur in retrieval from among multiple nonoverlapping categories in both semantic and autobiographical memory.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Autobiographical memory , Semantic memory, Recollection (Psychology), Memory -- Testing|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Memory & Cognition|
|Official Date:||December 2001|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 1185-1195|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC), Leverhulme Trust (LT), European Commission (EC)|
|Grant number:||RTN-HPRN-CT-1999-00065 (EC)|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||41st Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic-Society|
|Location of Event:||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Date(s) of Event:||November 2000|
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