Generation disrupts memory for intrinsic context but not extrinsic context.

@article{Mulligan2011GenerationDM,
  title={Generation disrupts memory for intrinsic context but not extrinsic context.},
  author={Neil W. Mulligan},
  journal={Quarterly journal of experimental psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={64 8},
  pages={1543-62}
}
Although generation typically enhances item memory, the effect is subject to a number of theoretically important limitations. One potential limitation concerns context memory but there has been debate about whether generation actually enhances or disrupts memory for contextual details. Five experiments assessed the effect of generation on context memory for perceptual attributes of the study stimulus (intrinsic context). The results indicate that despite enhancing item memory, generation… CONTINUE READING

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