Perceptual Fluency and Recognition Judgments

  title={Perceptual Fluency and Recognition Judgments},
  author={William A. Johnston and Veronica J. Dark and Larry L. Jacoby},
Items seen for the second time in an experiment (old items) can be perceived more readily (fluently) than items seen for the first time (new items) (e.g., Jacoby & Dallas, 1981). We hypothesized that perceptual fluency is used as a cue for discriminating old from new items. In the test phase of a recognition task, each item was gradually clarified until it was identified, at which time subjects made an old/new judgment. We expected that fluently perceived (quickly identified) items would tend… CONTINUE READING

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