Dissociating Source Memory Decisions in the Prefrontal Cortex: fMRI of Diagnostic and Disqualifying Monitoring

@article{Gallo2010DissociatingSM,
  title={Dissociating Source Memory Decisions in the Prefrontal Cortex: fMRI of Diagnostic and Disqualifying Monitoring},
  author={David A. Gallo and Ian M. McDonough and Jason M. Scimeca},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={22},
  pages={955-969}
}
We used event-related fMRI to study two types of retrieval monitoring that regulate episodic memory accuracy: diagnostic and disqualifying monitoring. Diagnostic monitoring relies on expectations, whereby the failure to retrieve expected recollections prevents source memory misattributions (sometimes called the distinctiveness heuristic). Disqualifying monitoring relies on corroborative evidence, whereby the successful recollection of accurate source information prevents misattribution to an… CONTINUE READING