PNB Colloquium Series - Larry Jacoby - Separating Cognitively-controlled and Automatic forms of memory: Looking Back
- Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
- 10.10.2019 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Washington University in St. Louis
Separating Cognitively-controlled and Automatic forms of memory: Looking Back
I will begin by describing early work done while I was a member of the McMaster Psychology department, and move on to describe later work that followed from that earlier work. It will be shown that it is important to separate the contributions of cognitively-controlled (recollection) and automatic influences of memory for purposes of understanding differences in memory performance across situations and populations. For example, reliance on automatic influences of memory can result in misattributions such as false memory, and perceptual errors. As a second example, reliance on recollection rather than automatic influences can transform proactive interference into proactive facilitation. Broader implications of such results will be described.
Host: Bruce Milliken