When encoding fails: instructions, feedback, and registration without learning.

@article{Hintzman1995WhenEF,
  title={When encoding fails: instructions, feedback, and registration without learning.},
  author={Douglas L. Hintzman and Tim Curran},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={213-26}
}
Four experiments replicated and extended the registration-without-learning effect, in which there is little improvement in the ability to discriminate an old target (X) from a highly similar test item (Y) after the first few presentations of X, even though judgments of frequency continue to rise in an open-ended fashion. Forced-choice testing revealed the anomalous form of the learning curve for X-Y discrimination (faster and then slower than the exponential). Effects of several different… CONTINUE READING

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