The effects of generation on visual and auditory implicit memory Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
  • Dew, Ilana T.Z.
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
  • The generation manipulation produces the classic functional dissociation between explicit and implicit memory. This dissociation has been explained by the transfer-appropriate processing framework, which emphasizes a match between the cognitive operations required at encoding and at retrieval. However, the vast majority of implicit memory studies have been conducted in the visual modality; in the auditory modality, the effects of generation in particular have never been investigated. Three experiments examined the effects of generating from semantic cues on various auditory implicit tests. Generating from antonyms produced a negative generation effect on priming in auditory perceptual identification and word-stem completion, while producing the traditional positive effect on explicit recognition. Generating from definitions also produced a negative generation effect on auditory priming. These results are critical for characterizing auditory priming given the generation paradigm’s importance in dissociating explicit and implicit memory in the visual domain.
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