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Context Effects in Memory through the Lens of the Outshining Hypothesis

@inproceedings{Mahbub2015ContextEI,
  title={Context Effects in Memory through the Lens of the Outshining Hypothesis},
  author={M. Mahbub},
  year={2015}
}
Memory performance is often better for events or items that are retrieved in a context similar to the context in which they were experienced. The presence or absence of such context effects can be explained by the outshining hypothesis (Smith & Vela, 2001), which states that, at retrieval, there are two types of cues that memory depends on, the context cue and the item cue. The stronger of these two cues suppresses, or “outshines” the weaker cue thus strengthening or eliminating context effects… Expand

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