Text recall and text recognition with and without a title

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Abstract

Recall and recognition memory for a text were investigated in two conditions: in one, subjects could understand the text well because they were presented with the title of the text prior to reading it; in the other, they could not understand the text so well because they were not presented with the title. Results showed that recall was better and sentence recognition more accurate when subjects had understood the text. A 1-h delay of the memory test after reading decreased recall performance, but not recognition performance. Different memory representations may have been operating when subjects had understood the text from when they had not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-244
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Psychological Research
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Memory representation
  • Recall
  • Recognition
  • Text comprehension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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