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Can False Recollections be Eluded? The Effect of Event-Boundaries on False Memories.

Bokhari Friberg, Sabina LU and Holm, Emma LU (2013) PSYK01 20122
Department of Psychology
Abstract
This paper investigates the effect of event-boundaries on false memories. The Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) paradigm was used to test the emergence of false memories in 42 Lund University students and an event- boundary was used to see if this reduced the susceptibility to false recall. The subjects viewed an array of 50 words, one at a time, which each was semantically connected to one of five “lure words” that did not actually appear amongst the words. The baseline condition design exposed the participants to the wordlists without any event-boundary, whereas the event-boundary condition design subjected them to a visual event-boundary after half of the words had been displayed. By using a one tailed paired sample t-test it was revealed... (More)
This paper investigates the effect of event-boundaries on false memories. The Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) paradigm was used to test the emergence of false memories in 42 Lund University students and an event- boundary was used to see if this reduced the susceptibility to false recall. The subjects viewed an array of 50 words, one at a time, which each was semantically connected to one of five “lure words” that did not actually appear amongst the words. The baseline condition design exposed the participants to the wordlists without any event-boundary, whereas the event-boundary condition design subjected them to a visual event-boundary after half of the words had been displayed. By using a one tailed paired sample t-test it was revealed that the event-boundary had a negative effect on the recollection of false memories. As predicted, the results showed a lower rate of false recollection when an event-boundary was present but showed no difference between the true recollection rates in the baseline condition as compared to the event-boundary condition. (Less)
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Bokhari Friberg, Sabina LU and Holm, Emma LU
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PSYK01 20122
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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DRM paradigm, false memories, event-boundaries, event segmentation
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English
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3690988
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2013-04-24 16:01:18
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  abstract     = {This paper investigates the effect of event-boundaries on false memories. The Deese-Roediger-McDermott (DRM) paradigm was used to test the emergence of false memories in 42 Lund University students and an event- boundary was used to see if this reduced the susceptibility to false recall. The subjects viewed an array of 50 words, one at a time, which each was semantically connected to one of five “lure words” that did not actually appear amongst the words. The baseline condition design exposed the participants to the wordlists without any event-boundary, whereas the event-boundary condition design subjected them to a visual event-boundary after half of the words had been displayed. By using a one tailed paired sample t-test it was revealed that the event-boundary had a negative effect on the recollection of false memories. As predicted, the results showed a lower rate of false recollection when an event-boundary was present but showed no difference between the true recollection rates in the baseline condition as compared to the event-boundary condition.},
  author       = {Bokhari Friberg, Sabina and Holm, Emma},
  keyword      = {DRM paradigm,false memories,event-boundaries,event segmentation},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Can False Recollections be Eluded? The Effect of Event-Boundaries on False Memories.},
  year         = {2013},
}