Picture Superiority Doubly Dissociates the ERP Correlates of Recollection and Familiarity

  title={Picture Superiority Doubly Dissociates the ERP Correlates of Recollection and Familiarity},
  author={Tim Curran and J C Doyle},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
Two experiments investigated the processes underlying the picture superiority effect on recognition memory. Studied pictures were associated with higher accuracy than studied words, regardless of whether test stimuli were words (Experiment 1) or pictures (Experiment 2). Event-related brain potentials (ERPs) recorded during test suggested that the 300–500 msec FN400 old/new effect, hypothesized to be related to familiarity-based recognition, benefited from study/test congruity, such that it was… 

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