Why are some people's names easier to learn than others? The effects of face similarity on memory for face-name associations.

@article{Pantelis2008WhyAS,
  title={Why are some people's names easier to learn than others? The effects of face similarity on memory for face-name associations.},
  author={Peter C Pantelis and Marieke K van Vugt and Robert Sekuler and Hugh R. Wilson and Michael J. Kahana},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={2008},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={1182-95}
}
Using synthetic faces that varied along four perceptual dimensions (Wilson, Loffler, & Wilkinson, 2002), we examined the effects of face similarity on memory for face-name associations. The nature of these stimuli allowed us to go beyond the categorical similarity manipulations used in previous verbal associative memory studies to trace out the parametric relation between similarity and various performance measures. In Experiment 1, we found that recall performance diminished as a function of… CONTINUE READING

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