Memory monitoring by animals and humans.

  title={Memory monitoring by animals and humans.},
  author={Jeremy D. Smith and Wendy E Shields and Kenneth R. Allendoerfer and David A. Washburn},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. General},
  volume={127 3},
The authors asked whether animals and humans would use similarly an uncertain response to escape indeterminate memories. Monkeys and humans performed serial probe recognition tasks that produced differential memory difficulty across serial positions (e.g., primacy and recency effects). Participants were given an escape option that let them avoid any trials they wished and receive a hint to the trial's answer. Across species, across tasks, and even across conspecifics with sharper or duller… CONTINUE READING