Adaptive memory: thinking about function.

  title={Adaptive memory: thinking about function.},
  author={Raoul Bell and Jan Philipp R{\"o}er and Axel Buchner},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={41 4},
Rating the relevance of words for the imagined situation of being stranded in the grasslands without survival material leads to exceptionally good memory for these words. This survival processing effect has received much attention because it promises to elucidate the evolutionary foundations of memory. However, the proximate mechanisms of the survival processing effect have to be identified before informed speculations about its adaptive function are possible. Here, we test and contrast 2… CONTINUE READING
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