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Distinguishing true from false memories via lexical decision as a perceptual implicit test

McKone, Elinor


Studying a list of associated words (holiday, beach, sun, etc.) produces true memory for on-list items (beach), but also false memory for a nonpresented lure (vacation). I suggest that, because only the true item has been physically presented, true and false memories should be distinguishable if the retrieval task accesses purely perceptual information. This is supported using lexical decision as a perceptual implicit test: at a 3-10 min delay, repetition priming was found for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Psychology
DOI: 10.1080/00049530410001688092


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