When two is too many: Collaborative encoding impairs memory.

  title={When two is too many: Collaborative encoding impairs memory.},
  author={Sarah J. Barber and Suparna Rajaram and Arthur Aron},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  volume={38 3},
Humans routinely encode and retrieve experiences in interactive, collaborative contexts. Yet much of what we know about human memory comes from research on individuals working in isolation. Some recent research has examined collaboration during retrieval, but not much is known about how collaboration during encoding affects memory. We examined this issue. Participants created episodes by elaborating on study materials alone or collaboratively, and they later performed a cued-recall task alone… CONTINUE READING

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