Beneficial effects of verbalization and visual distinctiveness on remembering and knowing faces.

@article{Brown2006BeneficialEO,
  title={Beneficial effects of verbalization and visual distinctiveness on remembering and knowing faces.},
  author={Charity Brown and Toby Lloyd-Jones},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2006},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={277-86}
}
We examined the effect of verbally describing faces upon visual memory. In particular, we examined the locus of the facilitative effects of verbalization by manipulating the visual distinctiveness ofthe to-be-remembered faces and using the remember/know procedure as a measure of recognition performance (i.e., remember vs. know judgments). Participants were exposed to distinctive faces intermixed with typical faces and described (or not, in the control condition) each face following its… CONTINUE READING