Contributions of familiarity and recollection rejection to recognition: evidence from the time course of false recognition for semantic and conjunction lures.

@article{Matzen2011ContributionsOF,
  title={Contributions of familiarity and recollection rejection to recognition: evidence from the time course of false recognition for semantic and conjunction lures.},
  author={Laura E. Matzen and Eric G. Taylor and Aaron S. Benjamin},
  journal={Memory},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={1-16}
}
It has been suggested that both familiarity and recollection contribute to the recognition decision process. In this paper we leverage the form of false alarm rate functions--in which false alarm rates describe an inverted U-shaped function as the time between study and test increases--to assess how these processes support retention of semantic and surface form information from previously studied words. We directly compare the maxima of these functions for lures that are semantically related… CONTINUE READING