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|Title:||Selective attention and recognition: Effects of congruency on episodic learning|
|Keywords:||Selective attention; recognition; episodic memory; cognitive control; mirror effect;Cognitive Psychology;Cognitive Psychology|
|Abstract:||<p>Recent research on cognitive control has focused on the learning consequences of high selective attention demands in selective attention tasks. The current study extends these ideas by examining the influence of selective attention demands on remembering. In Experiment 1, participants read aloud the red word in a pair of red and green interleaved words. Half of the items were congruent (the interleaved words were the same), and the other half were incongruent (the interleaved words were different). Following the study phase, participants completed a recognition memory test with a remember/know classification. A mirror effect was observed in the recognition memory data, with better memory for incongruent than for congruent items. In Experiment 2, context was only partially reinstated at test, and again better memory for incongruent compared to congruent items was observed. However, the processes supporting recognition decisions varied depending on context reinstatement, with only full context reinstatement resulting in differences in recollection for congruent and incongruent items. These results demonstrate that selective attention process demands associated with incongruent items affect episodic learning.</p>|
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