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Friday, 13th August 2004

The next talk in the School of Psychology Seminar Series will be held on Friday the 13th at 3pm, room 303 of the McElwain Building. Prof. Michael Humphreys kindly volunteered to present his work on memory.

Professor Michael Humphreys
University of Queensland

Recollection and Familiarity: An Associative/Connectionist Perspective

I start with the assumptions that information from the cue and from the
episode combine to produce recall and that traces cannot be inspected. As
an alternative to trace access I assume that a cue is either matched against
all of the traces in an episode or it is used to retrieve contextual
information which is matched against a reinstated context. I then use these
ideas to show how it is possible to fool recollection and how a tendency to
reinstate only one of two possible contexts can produce errors. One of my
conclusions is that a contextually dependent familiarity is more important
than recollection for recogntion, list discrimination, and source
monitoring. I also caution about placing too much emphasis on consciousness
as a foundation for episodic memory and support thinking about a coordinated
memory system(s).

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