Associative relatedness enhances recall and produces false memories in immediate serial recall

Tehan, Gerald (2010) Associative relatedness enhances recall and produces false memories in immediate serial recall. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64 (4). pp. 266-272. ISSN 1196-1961

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The influence of permanent lexical network in immediate serial recall is well established. The corresponding influence of permanent semantic networks is less clear although such networks are known to both facilitate memory in long-term memory tasks and to produce false memories in those same tasks. The current experiment involves the study of Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) lists for immediate serial recall. The trials in the experiment involved presenting the six strongest items from the DRM lists either in intact associatively related lists or where those items had been randomly mixed to produce unrelated lists. The results of the experiment indicated that the associatively related lists were better recalled in order than unrelated lists and the non-presented critical lure was falsely recalled relatively frequently. The results of the experiment confirm the importance of associative semantic networks in short-term memory.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher (Canadian Psychological Association).
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 21 Jun 2011 07:28
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: short-term memory, associative relatedness, DRM, false memories; memory disorder; neuropsychological test
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170201 Computer Perception, Memory and Attention
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1799 Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1037/a0021375

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