When items ‘pop into mind’: variability in temporal-context reinstatement in free-recall

@article{Sadeh2015WhenI,
  title={When items ‘pop into mind’: variability in temporal-context reinstatement in free-recall},
  author={Talya Sadeh and Rani Moran and Yonatan Goshen-Gottstein},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin & Review},
  year={2015},
  volume={22},
  pages={779-790}
}
It is well established that performance in free-recall is mediated by an individual’s ability to reinstate the study-context during retrieval. This notion is supported by an abundance of evidence and is reflected in prominent models of memory. Introspectively, however, we often feel that a memory just ‘pops into mind’ and its recall is not accompanied by contextual detail. Here we ask whether this introspection is honored by the cognitive system. Namely, do items one recalls vary in the extent… CONTINUE READING

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