Motoric fluency in actions: effects on metamemory and memory Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Susser, Jonathan A.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
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  • Prior research has demonstrated that certain types of fluency can influence memory predictions, with more fluent processing being associated with greater memory confidence. However, no study has examined whether this pattern extends to fluency of motor actions. The current research investigated the effect of a motoric fluency manipulation of handedness on judgments of learning (JOLs) and memory performance. With verbal materials and trial lengths held constant, participants predicted better memory for fluently-written than non-fluently-written stimuli. Motoric fluency did not influence JOLs for simple subject-performed actions. Recall was not consistently affected by the manipulation across the different experiments. These findings are in line with other fluency effects on JOLs in verbal materials, and demonstrate the need for more investigations of metamemorial processes in actions.
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  • Mulligan, Neil
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  • Master of Arts
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