Distinctive items are salient during encoding: delayed judgements of learning predict the isolation effect.

@article{Geraci2010DistinctiveIA,
  title={Distinctive items are salient during encoding: delayed judgements of learning predict the isolation effect.},
  author={Lisa Geraci and Isabel Manzano},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={63 1},
  pages={50-64}
}
Three experiments examined the role of salience in predicting superior memory for incongruent or odd items (the isolation effect). We tested the hypothesis that encoding salience emerges over the course of the encoding episode and predicts the isolation effect. In Experiment 1 participants studied lists of unrelated items and lists of categorized items containing an isolated item (from a different semantic category) that was presented either early or late in the list. Participants made delayed… CONTINUE READING

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