Sudoku: Memory for Digits and Irrelevant Information.
Poster Session VIII - Board: VIII-
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
APS Exhibit Hall
We used Sudoku puzzles to investigate task difficulty and the generation effect on digit recall. The expected generation effect (better memory for generated- than given-digits) applied only to easy puzzles. Additionally, an implicit memory task found participants solving easy puzzles were more likely to show evidence of processing task-irrelevant information.
Subject Area: Cognitive