Effects of word familiarity and delay of testing on recognition memory performance
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Eighty subjects were shown either 100 rare words or 100 common words and tested for recognition memory either immediately or after a 48-h delay. On the immediate test, subjects in the rare word condition made more correct decisions. Delay of testing affected the proportion of correct decision, hit rates, and false-alarm rates. The data suggest a temporal decrement in d’ for both word conditions.
Keener, S. D., & Tolin, P. (1976). Effects of word familiarity and delay of testing on recognition memory performance. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 7(2), 181–182. https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03337160
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