Recognition memory: A cue and information analysis

Humphreys M.S. and Bain J.D. (1983) Recognition memory: A cue and information analysis. Memory & Cognition, 11 6: 583-600. doi:10.3758/BF03198283


Author Humphreys M.S.
Bain J.D.
Title Recognition memory: A cue and information analysis
Journal name Memory & Cognition   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-502X
Publication date 1983-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3758/BF03198283
Volume 11
Issue 6
Start page 583
End page 600
Total pages 18
Subject 3206 Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
3200 Psychology
Abstract Recall and recognition are operationally distinct procedures, yet there is increasing evidence for the involvement of recall in recognition decisions. Although this observation is not generally disputed, there has been no agreement about the appropriate level of theoretical analysis. Our contention in this paper is that the most fundamental level of analysis is in terms of the cues used, with the next level referring to the nature of the information employed as evidence. We compare at length two dual-information models to demonstrate important differences in their cuing assumptions and the difficulty of establishing that anything more than a cue analysis is required. We conclude tentatively in support of an information distinction and devote the final section to determining whether item information is contextually descriptive or is a strength variable that merely correlates with occurrence in the experiment.
Q-Index Code C1
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