The production effect in memory: multiple species of distinctiveness

  title={The production effect in memory: multiple species of distinctiveness},
  author={M Icht and Yaniv Mama and Daniel Algom},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
The production effect is the difference in memory favoring words read aloud relative to words read silently during study. According to a currently popular explanation, the distinctiveness of aloud words relative to silent words at the time of encoding underlies the better memory for the former. This distinctiveness is attributable to the additional dimension(s) of encoding for the aloud items that can be subsequently used during retrieval. In this study we argue that encoding distinctiveness is… CONTINUE READING
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