Using maintenance rehearsal to explore recognition memory.

  title={Using maintenance rehearsal to explore recognition memory.},
  author={Michael S. Humphreys and Angela M. Maguire and Kimberley A. McFarlane and Jennifer S. Burt and Scott Bolland and Krista L Murray and Ryan Dunn},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={36 1},
We examined associative and item recognition using the maintenance rehearsal paradigm. Our intent was to control for mnemonic strategies; to produce a low, graded level of learning; and to provide evidence of the role of attention in long-term memory. An advantage for low-frequency words emerged in both associative and item recognition at very low levels of learning. This early emergence casts doubt on explanations based on the traditional concept of recollection. A comparison of false alarms… CONTINUE READING

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