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Sudoku: Memory for Digits and Irrelevant Information.

Poster Session VIII - Board: VIII- 072
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
APS Exhibit Hall

Anthony W. McCoy
Albion College

Mareike B. Wieth
Albion College

Elizabeth Helder
Augustana College

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
Keywords: Experimental

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