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Implicit Memory for Novel Associations Between Pictures: Effects of Perceptual and Mental Unitization

Poster Session VI - Board: VI- 056
Friday, May 28, 2010, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Margaret A. Place
Department of Psychology, Villanova University

Mieke Verfaellie
Memory Disorders Research Center, Boston VA Healthcare System and Boston University School of Medicine

Irene P. Kan
Department of Psychology, Villanova University

We examined how presentation format affects novel associative pictorial priming. Perceptual unitization at study yielded greater priming than mental unitization via imagery, which did not differ from separated presentation. The absence of an imagery benefit may reflect poor perceptual correspondence between imagined picture pairs and their presented counterparts at test.

Subject Area: Cognitive
Keywords: Human Learning and Memory

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