Encoding processes and memory organization: a model of the von Restorff effect.

@article{Fabiani1995EncodingPA,
  title={Encoding processes and memory organization: a model of the von Restorff effect.},
  author={Monica Fabiani and Emanuel Donchin},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={1995},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          224-40
        }
}
  • M. Fabiani, E. Donchin
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition
The mechanisms underlying the improved recall of isolated events (von Restorff effect) were investigated. Participants studied lists of stimuli containing a physical and a semantic isolate while performing a physical task or a lexical decision task. The physical-task group showed a physical but not a semantic isolation effect (IE) in free recall, whereas the lexical-decision group displayed both types of IEs. The recall of the isolates was independent of that of the other words, and isolates… 

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