Interfering with memory for faces: The cost of doing two things at once.

  title={Interfering with memory for faces: The cost of doing two things at once.},
  author={Jeffrey D. Wammes and Myra A. Fernandes},
  volume={24 2},
We inferred the processes critical for episodic retrieval of faces by measuring susceptibility to memory interference from different distracting tasks. Experiment 1 examined recognition of studied faces under full attention (FA) or each of two divided attention (DA) conditions requiring concurrent decisions to auditorily presented letters. Memory was disrupted in both DA relative to FA conditions, a result contrary to a material-specific account of interference effects. Experiment 2… CONTINUE READING

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