Multifactorial context effects on visual recognition memory

Eli Vakil, Tal Raz, Daniel A. Levy

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Abstract

While effects of contextual change or constancy on memory are widely found when tested by free and cued recall, there is greater inconsistency in context effects on recognition. This study employed a paradigm maximizing target-context interactivity and specificity to reveal three levels of context effects on successful retrieval, as well as context effects on the generation of false alarms, thereby revealing separable contributions of target-context binding, additive familiarity, and configural constancy. The separability of these factors enables the use of memory context effects as tools for investigating associative memory.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)916-923
Number of pages8
JournalQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Volume60
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2007

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