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Title:Semantic and Phonological Influences on Memory, False Memory, and Reminding
Author(s):Matzen, Laura Eileen
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Benjamin, Aaron S.
Department / Program:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Language, Linguistics
Abstract:Experiments 1 and 2 show that study strategy, which is guided by the context of the studied words, has a substantial impact on the relative amounts of surface and semantic information that are encoded in memory, resulting in different patterns of memory errors at test. Experiment 3 shows that older adults are able to use these naturalistic strategies in the same way as younger adults, resulting in the same pattern of memory errors. Experiment 4 plots the forgetting functions for surface and semantic information and investigates the relationship between forgetting and false alarm rates to semantic and phonological lures. Finally, Experiment 5 investigates how effectively readers can use surface and semantic information to cue memory for previously studied items. This experiment uses event-related potentials (ERPs) to examine the brain activity in response to reminding cues for items that were later remembered compared to those that were later forgotten.
Issue Date:2008
Description:137 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3337863
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2008

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