Long-term memory for a common object

  title={Long-term memory for a common object},
  author={Raymond S. Nickerson and Marilyn Jager Adams},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},

In Sight, Out of Mind: When Object Representations Fail

Models of human visual memory often presuppose an extraordinary ability to recognize and identify objects, based on evidence for nearly flawless recognition of hundreds or even thousands of pictures

The visual and semantic features that predict object memory: Concept property norms for 1,000 object images

Both visual and semantic factors make independent contributions to object memory, semantic information contributes to both true and false memory performance, and factors that predict object memory depend on the type of memory being tested, to provide a more complete picture of what factors influence object memorability.

Remembering the appearance of familiar objects: A study of monarchic memory

Two experiments were conducted to assess people’s ability to remember the orientation of the monarch’s profile on contemporary British coins. Experiment 1 confirmed that, when particular coins are

Memory for common objects: brief intentional study is sufficient to overcome poor recall of US coin features

Prior studies have explained the very poor recall for the features of a coin in terms of visual characteristics. Two experiments compared incidental exposure and intentional study of US coins on

Speculations on the Origin of STM

Memory generally is understood as being “a system for storing and retrieving information” (e.g. Baddeley, 1997, p.9). Accordingly, memory has been investigated almost exclusively by presenting some

Learning and Metamemory Failures Despite Extensive Experience

A number of studies has shown excellent recognition memory for pictures when participants are asked to remember what has been presented. This study explored unpractised memory for the English 5

The Representation of Left-Right Orientation: A Dissociation Between Imagery and Perceptual Recognition

Eight experiments were conducted to determine whether visual mental imagery preserves left-right orientation in conditions where recognition memory apparently does not. Such a dissociation would

Why don't we see changes? The role of attentional bottlenecks and limited visual memory

Seven experiments explore the role of bottlenecks in selective attention and access to visual short-term memory (VSTM) in the failure of observers to identify clearly visible changes in otherwise

Misremembering a common object: When left is not right

Three experiments were carried out to investigate peoples memory for British coins, finding that individual features are poorly remembered if they have low levels of meaningfulness, redundancy, identifiability, and discriminativeness.

Effects of similarity and repetition on memory: registration without learning?

Judges of the frequency of test items (Y) that were highly similar to studied items (X) were investigated to test a prediction made by several memory models: that the judged frequency of Y should be proportional to the judging frequency of X.




Abstract : The experiment concerned an aspect of short-term memory somewhat neglected in the past, namely, the ability to remember, i.e., to recognize, complex meaningful visual configurations. S's

Learning 10000 pictures

Four experiments are reported which examined memory capacity and retrieval speed for pictures and for words. Single-trial learning tasks were employed throughout, with memory performance assessed by

Memory for lateral orientation of slides in picture stories

Three picture stories were constructed by taking slides of people involved in three different activities and it was revealed that new but appropriate slides in the test series were accurately judged as to lateral orientation which fit the context of the original stories.

A note on long-term recognition memory for pictorial material

In an earlier experiment Ss examined an extended sequence of photographs attempting to identify those photos that were occurring for the second time within the sequence. This note describes the

Visual recognition memory for complex configurations

Previous studies of recognition memory for heterogeneous pictorial stimuli suggest an unusually large storage and retrieval capacity. In the first experiment, three series of homogeneous pictures

On the Ability to Discriminate Original from Mirror-Image Reproductions of Works of Art

Subjects were shown pairs of slides; one member of each pair represented a painting in its correct left-right orientation and the other a mirror image of the same painting. For each pair, subjects

Visual recognition memory for large and small binary pictures.

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Recognition memory for pictures was tested using matrices of 0s and 1s as stimuli in two experiments and suggested that neither center nor surround is given unusual weight.

Turning the Left Cheek

This article explores the fact that portrait painters have tended to paint the left cheek rather than the right one.