Sum-difference theory of remembering and knowing: a two-dimensional signal-detection model.

@article{Rotello2004SumdifferenceTO,
title={Sum-difference theory of remembering and knowing: a two-dimensional signal-detection model.},
author={Caren M. Rotello and Neil A. Macmillan and John A. Reeder},
journal={Psychological review},
year={2004},
volume={111 3},
pages={588-616}
}

In the remember-know paradigm for studying recognition memory, participants distinguish items whose presentations are episodically remembered from those that are merely familiar. A one-dimensional model postulates that remember responses are just high-confidence old judgments, but a meta-analysis of 373 experiments shows that the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves predicted by this model have the wrong slope. According to the new sum-difference Theory of remembering and knowing… CONTINUE READING