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"I distinctly remember you!"

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Date Issued:
2012
Summary:
Many errors in recognition are made because various features of a stimulus are attended inefficiently. Those features are not bound together and can then be confused with other information. One of the most common types of these errors is conjunction errors. These happen when mismatched features of memories are combined to form a composite memory. This study tests how likely conjunction errors, along with other recognition errors, occur when participants watch videos of people both with and without unusual facial features performing actions after a week time lag. It was hypothesized that participants would falsely recognize actresses in the conjunction item condition over the other conditions. The likelihood of falsely recognizing a new person increased when presented with a feature, but the conjunction items overall were most often falsely recognized.
Title: "I distinctly remember you!": an investigation of memory for faces with unusual features.
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Name(s): Keif, Autumn.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Psychology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2012
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: vii, 35 p. : ill. (some col.)
Language(s): English
Summary: Many errors in recognition are made because various features of a stimulus are attended inefficiently. Those features are not bound together and can then be confused with other information. One of the most common types of these errors is conjunction errors. These happen when mismatched features of memories are combined to form a composite memory. This study tests how likely conjunction errors, along with other recognition errors, occur when participants watch videos of people both with and without unusual facial features performing actions after a week time lag. It was hypothesized that participants would falsely recognize actresses in the conjunction item condition over the other conditions. The likelihood of falsely recognizing a new person increased when presented with a feature, but the conjunction items overall were most often falsely recognized.
Identifier: 794670999 (oclc), 3342207 (digitool), FADT3342207 (IID), fau:3878 (fedora)
Note(s): by Autumn Keif.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2012.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2012. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Face perception
Human face recognition
Facial expression -- Physiological aspects
Recollection (Psychology)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3342207
Owner Institution: FAU