Long-term perceptual memory for briefly exposed words as a function of awareness and attention.

@article{Hawley1991LongtermPM,
  title={Long-term perceptual memory for briefly exposed words as a function of awareness and attention.},
  author={K J Hawley and William A. Johnston},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  year={1991},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={807-15}
}
Two experiments investigated the possibility that perceptual memory for words is dependent on level of awareness of those words. In Experiment 1, subjects attempted to report briefly exposed words in a study phase and then identify words that faded into view in a test phase. Old words appeared in both the study and test phases, whereas new words appeared only in the test phase. Perceptual memory, indexed as the faster identification of old vs. new words, was observed only for words correctly… CONTINUE READING

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