Does action make you faster? A retrieval-based approach to investigating the origins of the enactment effect.

  title={Does action make you faster? A retrieval-based approach to investigating the origins of the enactment effect.},
  author={T. Spranger and Tanja R. Schatz and M. Knopf},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of psychology},
  volume={49 6},
The enactment effect, the stable finding that memory for action phrases is enhanced in a subject-performed compared to a verbal task (SPT; VT), has repeatedly been demonstrated. The question remains whether the enactment effect has to do with specific characteristics of the SPT-retrieval process. Experiment 1 tested younger and older adults in a within-subjects design with two direct free recall tests. Thorough analyses of the recall process showed that the benefit from self-performing the… Expand
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