Temporal characterization of memory retrieval processes: an fMRI study of the "tip of the tongue" phenomenon.

@article{Kikyo2001TemporalCO,
  title={Temporal characterization of memory retrieval processes: an fMRI study of the "tip of the tongue" phenomenon.},
  author={Hideyuki Kikyo and Kenichi Ohki and Kensuke Sekihara},
  journal={The European journal of neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={887-92}
}
"Tip of the tongue" (TOT) is a natural phenomenon in which people cannot retrieve a target word immediately, even though they feel confident that they know the target. This provides us an opportunity to understand the human memory system, because cognitive components of memory retrieval such as retrieval effort and successful retrieval are temporally dissociated from each other during the TOT states. The purpose of the present study was to reveal the neural correlates of the cognitive… CONTINUE READING