When Does Semantic Similarity Help Episodic Retrieval

  title={When Does Semantic Similarity Help Episodic Retrieval},
  author={Marc W Howard and Michael J. Kahana},
  journal={Journal of Memory and Language},
Abstract Free recall illustrates the spontaneous organization of memory. This organization comes in two forms, the temporal organization of the list and the semantic relations among list items. Using estimates of semantic similarity provided by latent semantic analysis (LSA; Landauer & Dumais, 1997), we simultaneously assessed the effects of temporal and semantic proximity on output order in delayed and continuous-distractor free recall of random word lists. These analyses revealed that subtle… 

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