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High‐resolution multi‐voxel pattern analysis of category selectivity in the medial temporal lobes
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Responses to blocks of categorically coherent stimuli in the parahippocampal cortex were selective for not only scenes, but also for other nonspatial object categories (e.g., faces and toys).
The effects of unitization on familiarity-based source memory: testing a behavioral prediction derived from neuroimaging data.
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Three source recognition experiments examining receiver operating characteristics and response deadline performance indicated that familiarity makes a greater contribution to source memory if source and item information are unitized during encoding, suggesting that familiarity can contribute to source recognition.
Associative memory in aging: the effect of unitization on source memory.
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It is suggested that unitization of new associations can overcome the associative memory deficit observed in aging, at least for item-color associations.
Medial Temporal Lobe Activity during Source Retrieval Reflects Information Type, not Memory Strength
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Results showed that encoding color information as an item detail improved source recognition in amnesic patients with recollection deficits, and qualitatively different patterns of results observed in PRc and hippocampus/PHc are consistent with the idea that different MTL regions process different types of episodic information.
Models of recognition: A review of arguments in favor of a dual-process account
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The current state of the evidence for dual-process models, including the usefulness of the remember/know paradigm, is reviewed, and the relevant results are interpreted in terms of the source of activation confusion (SAC) model of memory.
The low-frequency encoding disadvantage: Word frequency affects processing demands.
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Four experiments are presented to support the claim that in addition to the advantage of low- Frequency words at retrieval, there is a low-frequency disadvantage during encoding, that is, low- frequencies require more processing resources to be encoded episodically than high-frequency words.
Parahippocampal cortex activation during context reinstatement predicts item recollection.
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Brain activation with functional magnetic resonance imaging in response to covert reinstatement of a cognitive context, prior to presenting an item memory probe is measured to suggest that PHc activation is correlated with cognitive context retrieval.
Virginia tech's study hall: A virtual method of loci mnemotechnic study using a neurologically-based, mechanism-driven, approach to immersive learning research
The design of Virginia Tech's (VT) Study Hall emerges from the current cognitive neuroscience understanding of memory as a spatially mediated encoding process. The driving questions are: Does the
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