Effect of unitization on associative recognition in amnesia

@article{Quamme2007EffectOU,
  title={Effect of unitization on associative recognition in amnesia},
  author={Joel R. Quamme and Andrew P. Yonelinas and Kenneth A. Norman},
  journal={Hippocampus},
  year={2007},
  volume={17}
}
We examined how associative recognition performance in amnesic patients is mediated by use of a unitized (i.e., holistic) encoding strategy, and the degree to which the unitization effect is related to sparing of familiarity‐based recognition. Participants studied word pairs as either separate lexical units in sentences (i.e., nonunitized) or as compounds (unitized). Under standard recognition instructions, normal controls and patients with left‐temporal lobe damage (previously determined to… 
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