Memory & Cognition

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

Articles from Vol. 43, No. 2, February

Attention and Implicit Memory: Priming-Induced Benefits and Costs Have Distinct Attentional Requirements
Published online: 26 September 2014© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2014Abstract Attention at encoding plays a critical and ubiquitous role in explicit memory performance, but its role in implicit memory performance (i.e., priming) is more variable: some,...
Inattentional Blindness and the Von Restorff Effect
Abstract Sometimes we fail to notice distinctive or unusual items (inattentional blindness), while other times we remember distinctive items more than expected items (the von Restorff effect). A three-factor framework is presented and tested in two experiments...
Individual Differences in Category Learning: Memorization versus Rule Abstraction
Published online: 15 October 2014© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2014Abstract Although individual differences in categorylearning tasks have been explored, the observed differences have tended to represent different instantiations of general processes (e.g.,...
Lexico-Semantic Effects on Word Naming in Persian: Does Age of Acquisition Have an Effect?
Published online: 17 October 2014© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2014Abstract The age of acquisition (AoA) of a word has an effect on skilled reading performance. According to the arbitrary-mapping (AM) hypothesis, AoA effects on word naming are a consequence...
Looking for Graded Recollection: Manipulating the Number of Details to Be Recollected Does Not Affect Recollection Variance
Abstract Recollection has been the subject of much debate, with some models maintaining that it is subject to a threshold, some maintaining that it is a continuous process, and some maintaining that both are true. Threshold models maintain that recollection...
Memory for Medication Side Effects in Younger and Older Adults: The Role of Subjective and Objective Importance
Published online: 21 October 2014© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2014Abstract Older adults often experience memory impairments, but sometimes they can use selective processing and schematic support to remember important information. In the present experiments,...
Multiple-Choice Tests Stabilize Access to Marginal Knowledge
Published online: 9 September 2014© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2014Abstract Marginal knowledge refers to knowledge that is stored in memory, but is not accessible at a given moment. For example, one might struggle to remember who wrote The Call of the...
Observation versus Classification in Supervised Category Learning
Published online: 5 September 2014© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2014Abstract The traditional supervised classification paradigm encourages learners to acquire only the knowledge needed to predict category membership (a discriminative approach). An alternative...
Retrieval from Long-Term Memory Reduces Working Memory Representations for Visual Features and Their Bindings
Published online: 10 October 2014© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2014Abstract The ability to remember feature bindings is an important measure of the ability to maintain objects in working memory (WM). In this study, we investigated whether both object-...
Shortened Complex Span Tasks Can Reliably Measure Working Memory Capacity
Published online: 13 September 2014© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2014Abstract Measures of working memory capacity (WMC), such as complex span tasks (e.g., operation span), have become some of the most frequently used tasks in cognitive psychology. However,...
Using a Model of Hypothesis Generation to Predict Eye Movements in a Visual Search Task
Published online: 18 September 2014© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2014Abstract We used a model of hypothesis generation (called HyGene; Thomas, Dougherty, Sprenger, & Harbison, 2008) to make predictions regarding the deployment of attention (as assessed...
Why Is Knowledge Updating after Task Experience Incomplete? Contributions of Encoding Experience, Scaling Artifact, and Inferential Deficit
Abstract Knowledge updating occurs when people learn about the impacts of variables on memory after experiencing their effects. For instance, judgments of learning (JOLs) for encoding strategies (e.g., imagery and repetition) show no difference during...
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