Source accuracy data reveal the thresholded nature of human episodic memory.

@article{Harlow2013SourceAD,
  title={Source accuracy data reveal the thresholded nature of human episodic memory.},
  author={Iain M Harlow and David I. Donaldson},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={318-25}
}
Episodic recollection supports conscious retrieval of past events. It is unknown why recollected memories are often vivid, but at other times we struggle to remember. Such experiences might reflect a recollection threshold: Either the threshold is exceeded and information is retrieved, or recollection fails completely. Alternatively, retrieval failure could reflect weak memory: Recollection could behave as a continuous signal, always yielding some variable degree of information. Here we… CONTINUE READING

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