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Dual-process theory and signal-detection theory of recognition memory.
  • J. Wixted
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological review
  • 2007
Two influential models of recognition memory, the unequal-variance signal-detection model and a dual-process threshold/detection model, accurately describe the receiver operating characteristic, butExpand
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Distributed practice in verbal recall tasks: A review and quantitative synthesis.
The authors performed a meta-analysis of the distributed practice effect to illuminate the effects of temporal variables that have been neglected in previous reviews. This review found 839Expand
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The psychology and neuroscience of forgetting.
  • J. Wixted
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annual review of psychology
  • 12 January 2004
Traditional theories of forgetting are wedded to the notion that cue-overload interference procedures (often involving the A-B, A-C list-learning paradigm) capture the most important elements ofExpand
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Recognition memory and the medial temporal lobe: a new perspective
Recognition memory is widely viewed as consisting of two components, recollection and familiarity, which have been proposed to be dependent on the hippocampus and the adjacent perirhinal cortex,Expand
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On the difference between strength-based and frequency-based mirror effects in recognition memory.
A mirror effect can be produced by manipulating word class (e.g., high vs. low frequency) or by manipulating strength (e.g., short vs. long study time). The results of 5 experiments reported hereExpand
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In defense of the signal detection interpretation of remember/know judgments
Donaldson (1996) argued that remember/know judgments can be conceptualized within a signal detection framework by assuming that they are based on two criteria situated along a strength-of-memoryExpand
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The cognitive neuroscience of human memory since H.M.
Work with patient H.M., beginning in the 1950s, established key principles about the organization of memory that inspired decades of experimental work. Since H.M., the study of human memory and itsExpand
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On the nature of associative information in recognition memory.
In a typical associative-recognition task, participants must distinguish between intact word pairs (both words previously studied together) and rearranged word pairs (both words previously studiedExpand
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On the Form of Forgetting
Almost everyone would agree that the course of forgetting is some curvilinear function of time. The purpose of the research described herein was to identify the nature of that function. ThreeExpand
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Spacing Effects in Learning
To achieve enduring retention, people must usually study information on multiple occasions. How does the timing of study events affect retention? Prior research has examined this issue only in aExpand
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