Recollection and familiarity for public events in neurologically intact older adults and two brain-damaged patients.

@article{Petrican2010RecollectionAF,
  title={Recollection and familiarity for public events in neurologically intact older adults and two brain-damaged patients.},
  author={Raluca Petrican and Nigel Gopie and Larry Leach and Tiffany W. Chow and Brian Richards and Morris Moscovitch},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={945-60}
}
Despite extensive investigations of the role of recollection and familiarity on laboratory-acquired memories, there is a dearth of such research on memories formed in real life settings. We used the Remember/Know paradigm to investigate the relative contribution of recollection and familiarity processes to memory of public historical events reported in the media across the life span of two groups of neurologically intact older adults (old-old: 74-85, young-old: 58-69) and on two patients with… CONTINUE READING