The role of phantom recollection in false recall.


Although high levels of phantom recollection (illusory vivid experience of the prior "presentation" of unpresented items) have been found for false recognition, little is known about phantom recollection in recall. We examined this issue with Deese/Roediger-McDermott lists using two paradigms: repeated recall and conjoint recall. High levels of phantom recollection were observed with both standard behavioral measures and the parameters of fuzzy-trace theory's dual-recall model. In addition, phantom recollection and the true recollection that accompanies presented items appear to involve different retrieval processes, because they were dissociated by manipulations such as number of recall tests and list strength.

DOI: 10.3758/s13421-012-0195-3

Cite this paper

@article{Marche2012TheRO, title={The role of phantom recollection in false recall.}, author={Tammy A Marche and Charles J. Brainerd}, journal={Memory & cognition}, year={2012}, volume={40 6}, pages={902-17} }