The Declining course of recognition memory.

@article{Schulman1974TheDC,
  title={The Declining course of recognition memory.},
  author={A I Schulman},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={1974},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={14-8}
}
Recognition memory for words can decline, sometimes precipitously, over the course of the recognition test. Decrements of as much as 75% in d' have been observed from the first quarter of testing to the last. and decrements of 40%-50% are not uncommon. Proactive mechanisms, imperfectly understood, appear to underlie such declines: Processing early input renders late input less recognizable, and making early recognition judgments renders later judgments more difficult. At the same time, the… CONTINUE READING

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