Visual sharpness contingency in recognition memory for orientation: Mnemonic illusion suppressed by sensory signature
Martin, Maryanne and Jones, Gregory V.. (2006) Visual sharpness contingency in recognition memory for orientation: Mnemonic illusion suppressed by sensory signature. JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL, 135 (4). pp. 542-552. ISSN 0096-3445Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0096-34184.108.40.2062
A striking finding about human memory is that people's level of accuracy in remembering the orientation of heads on coins is often not simply at the chance level but significantly below it. However, S. W. Kelly, A. M. Burton, T. Kato, and S. Akamatsu (2001) reported that this is not so when two-alternative forced-choice visual recognition is employed. The Kelly et al. result could not be replicated here with a copy of their stimuli. However, the result was successfully replicated with newly created stimuli. A series of experiments provided converging evidence that the mnemonic illusion is suppressed when recognition alternatives possess sharp visual detail. The role of a sensory signature in suppressing the mnemonic illusion and in modulating visual recognition performance in general is delineated.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-GENERAL|
|Publisher:||AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC/EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING FOUNDATION|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 542-552|
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