A continuous source reinstatement model of true and illusory recollection

Brendan JohnsQueen's University, Kingston, On, Canada
Michael JonesIndiana University, Bloomington
Douglas MewhortQueen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Abstract

In studies of false recognition, subjects not only endorse items that they have never seen, but they also make subjective judgments that they remember experiencing them. This is a difficult problem for most dual process models of recognition memory, as they propose that false memories should be based on familiarity, not recollection. We present a new computational model of recollection based on the recognition through semantic synchronization model of Johns, Jones, & Mewhort (2012), and fuzzy trace theory (Brainerd & Reyna, 2002). In addition to standard and false recognition, the model successfully explains multiple studies on both true and false recollection.

Files

A continuous source reinstatement model of true and illusory recollection (354 KB)



Back to Table of Contents