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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534303/revising-recognition-judgments-during-noisy-recognition-evidence-accumulation-the-dynamics-of-losses-versus-gains
#1
Antonio Jaeger, Ian G Dobbins
Outside the laboratory, we sometimes revise our recognition judgments of others-realizing, for example, that we have accidentally failed to greet an acquaintance we just passed in the hallway. These recognition reversals have rarely been studied. Here, using a basic noisy-accumulation framework, we simulated recognition response reversals in which initial speeded recognition judgments were followed by an opportunity to revise the initial judgment. The simulation predictions were compared to empirical data from two experiments in which we gave participants the opportunity to revise each of their initial speeded recognition judgments...
May 22, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516420/event-models-and-the-fan-effect
#2
G A Radvansky, Andrea E O'Rear, Jerry S Fisher
The current study explored the persistence of event model organizations and how this influences the experience of interference during retrieval. People in this study memorized lists of sentences about objects in locations, such as "The potted palm is in the hotel." Previous work has shown that such information can either be stored in separate event models, thereby producing retrieval interference, or integrated into common event models, thereby eliminating retrieval interference. Unlike prior studies, the current work explored the impact of forgetting up to 2 weeks later on this pattern of performance...
May 17, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508283/young-adults-self-derive-and-retain-new-factual-knowledge-through-memory-integration
#3
Nicole L Varga, Patricia J Bauer
The present research investigated the retention of new factual knowledge derived through integration of information acquired across temporally distributed learning episodes. Young adults were exposed to novel facts as they read long lists of seemingly unrelated information, one sentence at a time. They then were presented open-ended questions, the answers to which could be self-derived through integration of pairs of facts from the list. Experiment 1 was the first test of self-derivation of new factual knowledge through integration in adults using open-ended testing (as opposed to forced-choice testing)...
May 15, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474279/revelation-effects-in-remembering-forecasting-and-perspective-taking
#4
Deanne L Westerman, Jeremy K Miller, Marianne E Lloyd
The revelation effect is a robust phenomenon in episodic memory whereby stimuli that immediately follow a simple cognitive task are more likely to garner positive responses on a variety of memory tests, including autobiographical memory judgments. Six experiments investigated the revelation effect for judgments of past and future events as well as judgments made from others' perspectives. The purpose of this work was to determine whether these subjectively distinct judgments are subject to the same decision-making biases, as might be expected if they are governed by similar processes (e...
May 4, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462485/investigations-of-a-reproductive-processing-advantage-in-memory
#5
Cory J Derringer, John E Scofield, Bogdan Kostic
Previous work has shown that processing words for their survival value improves memory. If this survival processing effect reflects an evolutionary adaptation in memory, processing words for their reproductive value should also improve memory. Across three experiments, participants rated words for their relevance in reproductive scenarios. In Experiment 1, participants rated adjectives (traits) for their relevance in finding a mate, evaluating a coworker, or in terms of their pleasantness. Mate processing produced better memory than pleasantness ratings, but not coworker processing...
May 1, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439728/is-color-an-integral-part-of-a-rich-mental-simulation
#6
Lara N Hoeben Mannaert, Katinka Dijkstra, Rolf A Zwaan
Research suggests that language comprehenders simulate visual features such as shape during language comprehension. In sentence-picture verification tasks, whenever pictures match the shape or orientation implied by the previous sentence, responses are faster than when the pictures mismatch implied visual aspects. However, mixed results have been demonstrated when the sentence-picture paradigm was applied to color (Connell, Cognition, 102(3), 476-485, 2007; Zwaan & Pecher, PLOS ONE, 7(12), e51382, 2012). One of the aims of the current investigation was to resolve this issue...
April 24, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405958/previously-acquired-cue-outcome-structural-knowledge-guides-new-learning-evidence-from-the-retroactive-interference-between-cues-effect
#7
David Luque, Joaquín Morís, Francisco J López, Pedro L Cobos
The effect of retroactive interference between cues predicting the same outcome (RIBC) occurs when the behavioral expression of a cue-outcome association (e.g., A→O1) is reduced due to the later acquisition of an association between a different cue and the same outcome (e.g., B→O1). In the present experimental series, we show that this effect can be modulated by knowledge concerning the structure of these cue-outcome relationships. In Experiments 1A and 1B, a pretraining phase was included to promote the expectation of either a one-to-one (OtO) or a many-to-one (MtO) cue-outcome structure during the subsequent RIBC training phases...
April 12, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405957/enhancing-memory-and-imagination-improves-problem-solving-among-individuals-with-depression
#8
Craig P McFarland, Mark Primosch, Chelsey M Maxson, Brandon T Stewart
Recent work has revealed links between memory, imagination, and problem solving, and suggests that increasing access to detailed memories can lead to improved imagination and problem-solving performance. Depression is often associated with overgeneral memory and imagination, along with problem-solving deficits. In this study, we tested the hypothesis that an interview designed to elicit detailed recollections would enhance imagination and problem solving among both depressed and nondepressed participants. In a within-subjects design, participants completed a control interview or an episodic specificity induction prior to completing memory, imagination, and problem-solving tasks...
April 12, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378297/working-memory-components-that-predict-word-problem-solving-is-it-merely-a-function-of-reading-calculation-and-fluid-intelligence
#9
Wenson Fung, H Lee Swanson
The purpose of this study was to assess whether the differential effects of working memory (WM) components (the central executive, phonological loop, and visual-spatial sketchpad) on math word problem-solving accuracy in children (N = 413, ages 6-10) are completely mediated by reading, calculation, and fluid intelligence. The results indicated that all three WM components predicted word problem solving in the nonmediated model, but only the storage component of WM yielded a significant direct path to word problem-solving accuracy in the fully mediated model...
April 4, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364405/evidence-accumulation-in-the-integrated-and-primed-stroop-tasks
#10
Sachiko Kinoshita, Bianca de Wit, Melissa Aji, Dennis Norris
We report distributional analyses of response times (RT) in two variants of the color-word Stroop task using manual keypress responses. In the classic Stroop task, in which the color and word dimensions are integrated into a single stimulus, the Stroop congruence effect increased across the quantiles. In contrast, in the primed Stroop task, in which the distractor word is presented ahead of colored symbols, the Stroop congruence effect was manifested solely as a distributional shift, remaining constant across the quantiles...
March 31, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361382/pointing-movements-both-impair-and-improve-visuospatial-working-memory-depending-on-serial-position
#11
Clelia Rossi-Arnaud, Emiddia Longobardi, Pietro Spataro
Two experiments investigated the effects of pointing movements on the item and order recall of random, horizontal, and vertical arrays consisting of 6 and 7 squares (Experiment 1) or 8 and 9 squares (Experiment 2). In the encoding phase, participants either viewed the items passively (passive-view condition) or pointed towards them (pointing condition). Then, after a brief interval, they were requested to recall the locations of the studied squares in the correct order of presentation. The critical result was that, for all types of arrays, the effects of the encoding condition varied as a function of serial position: for the initial and central positions accuracy was higher in the passive-view than in the pointing condition (confirming the standard inhibitory effect of pointing movements on visuospatial working memory), whereas the reverse pattern occurred in the final positions-showing a significant advantage of the pointing condition over the passive-view condition...
March 30, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337604/adjustment-of-control-in-the-numerical-stroop-task
#12
Gal Dadon, Avishai Henik
In the numerical Stroop task, participants are asked to compare the physical sizes (physical task) or numerical values (numerical task) of two digits and ignore the irrelevant dimension. Participants are unable to ignore the irrelevant dimension as indicated by facilitation and interference effects. The literature suggests that there is asymmetry in the ability to adjust control in the physical and numerical tasks. The present study examined this suggestion in two experiments in which we manipulated the proportion of neutral/congruent trials in an experimental block...
March 23, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315065/do-actions-speak-louder-than-words-examining-children-s-ability-to-follow-instructions
#13
Amanda H Waterman, Amy L Atkinson, Sadia S Aslam, Joni Holmes, Agnieszka Jaroslawska, Richard J Allen
The ability to encode, retain, and implement instructions within working memory is central to many behaviours, including classroom activities which underpin learning. The three experiments presented here explored how action-planned, enacted, and observed-impacted 6- to 10-year-old's ability to follow instructions. Experiment 1 (N = 81) found enacted recall was superior to verbal recall, but self-enactment at encoding had a negative effect on enacted recall and verbal recall. In contrast, observation of other-enactment (demonstration) at encoding facilitated both types of recall (Experiment 2a: N = 81)...
March 17, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299726/implied-motion-language-can-influence-visual-spatial-memory
#14
David W Vinson, Jan Engelen, Rolf A Zwaan, Teenie Matlock, Rick Dale
How do language and vision interact? Specifically, what impact can language have on visual processing, especially related to spatial memory? What are typically considered errors in visual processing, such as remembering the location of an object to be farther along its motion trajectory than it actually is, can be explained as perceptual achievements that are driven by our ability to anticipate future events. In two experiments, we tested whether the prior presentation of motion language influences visual spatial memory in ways that afford greater perceptual prediction...
March 15, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290103/cross-linguistic-differences-in-the-use-of-durational-cues-for-the-segmentation-of-a-novel-language
#15
Mikhail Ordin, Leona Polyanskaya, Itziar Laka, Marina Nespor
It is widely accepted that duration can be exploited as phonological phrase final lengthening in the segmentation of a novel language, i.e., in extracting discrete constituents from continuous speech. The use of final lengthening for segmentation and its facilitatory effect has been claimed to be universal. However, lengthening in the world languages can also mark lexically stressed syllables. Stress-induced lengthening can potentially be in conflict with right edge phonological phrase boundary lengthening...
March 13, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275948/the-strategic-control-of-prospective-memory-monitoring-in-response-to-complex-and-probabilistic-contextual-cues
#16
Julie M Bugg, B Hunter Ball
Participants use simple contextual cues to reduce deployment of costly monitoring processes in contexts in which prospective memory (PM) targets are not expected. This study investigated whether this strategic monitoring pattern is observed in response to complex and probabilistic contextual cues. Participants performed a lexical decision task in which words or nonwords were presented in upper or lower locations on screen. The specific condition was informed that PM targets ("tor" syllable) would occur only in words in the upper location, whereas the nonspecific condition was informed that targets could occur in any location or word type...
March 8, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265901/are-intertemporal-preferences-contagious-evidence-from-collaborative-decision-making
#17
Michael T Bixter, Elizabeth M Trimber, Christian C Luhmann
Prior research has provided substantial insight into individuals' intertemporal preferences (i.e., preferences about delayed rewards). In the present study, we instead investigated the preferences of small groups of individuals asked to express collective intertemporal decisions. The paradigm consisted of three phases. During the precollaboration and postcollaboration phases, participants completed an intertemporal decision task individually. During the collaboration phase, participants completed a similar task in small groups, reaching mutually-agreed-upon decisions...
March 6, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244010/more-than-a-feeling-emotional-cues-impact-the-access-and-experience-of-autobiographical-memories
#18
Signy Sheldon, Julia Donahue
Remembering is impacted by several factors of retrieval, including the emotional content of a memory cue. Here we tested how musical retrieval cues that differed on two dimensions of emotion-valence (positive and negative) and arousal (high and low)-impacted the following aspects of autobiographical memory recall: the response time to access a past personal event, the experience of remembering (ratings of memory vividness), the emotional content of a cued memory (ratings of event arousal and valence), and the type of event recalled (ratings of event energy, socialness, and uniqueness)...
February 27, 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265900/bilinguals-twisted-tongues-frequency-lag-or-interference
#19
Chuchu Li, Matthew Goldrick, Tamar H Gollan
Though bilinguals know many more words than monolinguals, within each language bilinguals exhibit some processing disadvantages, extending to sublexical processes specifying the sound structure of words (Gollan & Goldrick, Cognition, 125(3), 491-497, 2012). This study investigated the source of this bilingual disadvantage. Spanish-English bilinguals, Mandarin-English bilinguals, and English monolinguals repeated tongue twisters composed of English nonwords. Twister materials were made up of sound sequences that are unique to the English language (nonoverlapping) or sound sequences that are highly similar-yet phonetically distinct-in the two languages for the bilingual groups (overlapping)...
May 2017: Memory & Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896710/how-social-network-heterogeneity-facilitates-lexical-access-and-lexical-prediction
#20
Shiri Lev-Ari, Zeshu Shao
People learn language from their social environment. As individuals differ in their social networks, they might be exposed to input with different lexical distributions, and these might influence their linguistic representations and lexical choices. In this article we test the relation between linguistic performance and 3 social network properties that should influence input variability, namely, network size, network heterogeneity, and network density. In particular, we examine how these social network properties influence lexical prediction, lexical access, and lexical use...
April 2017: Memory & Cognition
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