Unformatted text preview: idea of making this contrast is
getting at the memory aspect. Many
hypothesis about what is driving this affect. The Successful Retrieval Effect!
More brain activity for correctly retrieving an old item
than for correctly rejecting a new item.! Some hypotheses related to memory contents:!
Output buffer: the contents from retrieving an old item is
kept in a working memory buffer until a decision is made.!
Mnemonic accumulator: a device that accumulates
memory evidence from different sources until a decision is
Output Buffer is holding the memory content in your mind as a buffer until a decision can be made about it. The
Mnemonic accumulator is a device in the cortex that is accumulating information from different sources and has to
make a decision on whether you saw that word or not. Content vs. Control: Cortical Inﬂuences on Encoding and Retrieval!
Adapting to a Cautious State of Mind During a Recognition Test: A Large-Scale fMRI Study!
Aminoff, E. M., Freeman, S., Clewett, D., Tipper, C., Frithsen, A., Johnson, A., Grafton, S. T., & Miller, M. B. !
Successful Retrieval: correctly remembering
an old item > correctly rejecting a new item! When subjects realize that very few of the
test items were from the study sess...
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- Fall '11
- temporal lobe, medial temporal lobe, Content vs, MTL