Memory & Cognition

A journal that covers human memory and learning, conceptual processes, and problem solving in a scholarly forum.

Articles from Vol. 40, No. 7, October

A Deeper Analysis of the Spacing Effect after "Deep" Encoding
Published online: 3 April 2012© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2012Abstract The most common encoding strategies used by participants in word list studies include rehearsal and using the story mnemonic. Previous studies have suggested that with a rote-rehearsal...
Citation Rates for Experimental Psychology Articles Published between 1950 and 2004: Top-Cited Articles in Behavioral Cognitive Psychology
Published online: 23 May 2012© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2012Abstract From citation rates for over 85,000 articles published between 1950 and 2004 in 56 psychology journals, we identified a total of 500 behavioral cognitive psychology articles that ranked...
Do Task-Irrelevant Direction-Associated Motion Verbs Affect Action Planning? Evidence from a Stroop Paradigm
Published online: 17 March 2012© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2012Abstract Does simply seeing a word such as rise activate upward responses? The present study is concerned with bottom-up activation of motion-related experiential traces. Verbs referring...
Impaired Categorical Perception of Lexical Tones in Mandarin-Speaking Congenital Amusics
Published online: 2 May 2012© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2012Abstract The degree to which cognitive resources are shared in the processing of musical pitch and lexical tones remains uncertain. Testing Mandarin amusics on their categorical perception of...
Individual Differences in Shifting Decision Criterion: A Recognition Memory Study
Published online: 4 May 2012© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2012Abstract An ability to flexibly shifta decision criterion can be advantageous. For example, a known change in the base rate of targets and distractors on a recognition memory test will lead...
Learning New Meanings for Old Words: Effects of Semantic Relatedness
Published online: 22 May 2012© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2012Abstract Changes to our everyday activities mean that adult language users need to learn new meanings for previously unambiguous words. For example, we need to learn that a "tweet" is not only...
Reconsolidation from Negative Emotional Pictures: Is Successful Retrieval Required?
Published online: 4 April 2012© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2012Abstract Finn and Roediger (Psychological Science 22:781- 786, 2011) found that when a negative emotional picture was presented immediately after a successful retrieval, later test performance...
Response Suppression Contributes to Recency in Serial Recall
Published online: 4 May 2012© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2012Abstract Serial recall is often assumed to involve response suppression: the removal or inhibition of items already recalled so that they are not recalled again. Evidence for response suppression...
The Effects of Emotion and Encoding Strategy on Associative Memory
Published online: 17 May 2012© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2012Abstract Research has demonstrated that when discrete pieces of information are integrated together at encoding- imagining two items together as a single entity, for example- there is a mnemonic...
The "Pure-Study" Learning Curve: The Learning Curve without Cumulative Testing
Published online: 30 May 2012© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2012Abstract The customary assumption in the study of human learning using alternating study and test trials is that learning occurs during study trials and that test trials are useful only to...
The Time Course of Contextual Influences during Lexical Ambiguity Resolution: Evidence from Distributional Analyses of Fixation Durations
Published online: 11 May 2012© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2012Abstract In the lexical ambiguity literature, it is well-established that readers experience processing difficulties when they encounter biased homographs in a subordinate-instantiating prior...
Widening the Boundaries of the Production Effect
Published online: 21 April 2012© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2012Abstract Words that are read aloud are more memorable than words that are read silently. The boundaries of this production effect (MacLeod, Gopie, Hourihan, Neary, & Ozubko, Journal of...
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