The encoding-retrieval relationship : retrieval as mental simulation
Kent, Christopher and Lamberts, Koen (2008) The encoding-retrieval relationship : retrieval as mental simulation. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Vol.12 (No.3). pp. 92-98. ISSN 1364-6613Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2007.12.004
There is increasing evidence to suggest that mental simulations underlie many cognitive processes. We review results from three rapidly developing research areas suggesting that simulations underlie information retrieval. First, neuroimaging work indicates that cortical circuits that were activated during encoding are reactivated during retrieval. Second, retrieval is aided by behavioural re-enactment of processes involved in encoding, including re-enactment of encoding eye movements. Third, the time courses of encoding of visual features and the retrieval of information about those features are related. Overall, the evidence suggests that the often observed interactions between encoding and retrieval result from a cognitive system that, at least partially, reactivates processes that were involved in encoding to retrieve information.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Cognition, Cognitive science, Human information processing, Perception, Imagery (Psychology), Recollection (Psychology)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Trends in Cognitive Sciences|
|Official Date:||March 2008|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 92-98|
|Funder:||Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Great Britain) (BBSRC)|
|Grant number:||BBS/B/08914 (BBSRC)|
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