Development of the false-memory illusion.

  title={Development of the false-memory illusion.},
  author={Charles J. Brainerd and T J Forrest and Doris Karibian and Valerie F. Reyna},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  volume={42 5},
The counterintuitive developmental trend in the Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) illusion (that false-memory responses increase with age) was investigated in learning-disabled and nondisabled children from the 6- to 14-year-old age range. Fuzzy-trace theory predicts that because there are qualitative differences in how younger versus older children and disabled versus nondisabled children connect meaning information across the words on DRM lists, certain key effects that are observed in adult… CONTINUE READING

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