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Erroneous and veridical recall are not two sides of the same coin: evidence from semantic distraction in free recall

Marsh, J. E., Hughes, R. W., Sorqvist, P., Beaman, C. P. and Jones, D. M. (2015) Erroneous and veridical recall are not two sides of the same coin: evidence from semantic distraction in free recall. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 41 (6). pp. 1728-1740. ISSN 0278-7393

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1037/xlm0000121

Abstract/Summary

Two experiments examined the extent to which erroneous recall blocks veridical recall using, as a vehicle for study, the disruptive impact of distractors that are semantically similar to a list of words presented for free recall. Instructing participants to avoid erroneous recall of to-be-ignored spoken distractors attenuated their recall but this did not influence the disruptive effect of those distractors on veridical recall (Experiment 1). Using an externalised output-editing procedure—whereby participants recalled all items that came to mind and identified those that were erroneous—the usual between-sequence semantic similarity effect on erroneous and veridical recall was replicated but the relationship between the rate of erroneous and veridical recall was weak (Experiment 2). The results suggest that forgetting is not due to veridical recall being blocked by similar events.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism (CeLM)
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Department of Psychology
Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences > Language and Cognition
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Centre for Cognition Research (CCR)
ID Code:39163
Publisher:American Psychological Association

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