Similarity and contrast in memory for relations.

@article{Begg1978SimilarityAC,
  title={Similarity and contrast in memory for relations.},
  author={Ian Maynard Begg},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={1978},
  volume={6 5},
  pages={509-17}
}
The paper reports four experiments concerned with memory for sets of categorically related or unrelated nouns, as a function of the extent to which initial processing focused on categorical or distinctive features of the nouns. The general finding is that distinctive features are valuable for later intracategory discrimination in recall and recognition, but categorical features are not, as judged by cued recall, recognition, measures of association between items, and categorical intrusion… CONTINUE READING