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Methods: naming famous people from pictures answering trivia questions Results: TOT levels are fairly low (BUT STILL OCCUR) often recall the first letter and the number of syllables of the target when reporting  a TOT state names of famous people, acquaintances, and famous landmarks are especially  susceptible to TOT states What causes TOT states? retrieval blocking: activation of items in memory that are similar to the target (called  'interlopers') compete with the target during a memory searchthus, the retrieval of the target is 
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Unformatted text preview: suppressed • related words serve to block retrieval • incomplete activation: • an initial memory cue may not activate a target word or name enough for retrieval of target • related words facilitate eventual retrieval • How are TOT states resolved? • more resolutions occur when Ss varied their search strategies, rather than sticking to a single strategy • phonological cues, such as initials of famous names (Brennen et al., 1990) help to narrow search and resolve TOT state...
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