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NCJ Number: 121931 Find in a Library
Title: Visual Imagery Ability and Multitrial Picture Recognition With Variant Verses Identity Cues
Author(s): W G Whitehouse; A M Whitehouse
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 9
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Type: Survey
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Subjects who scored high or low on a measure of visual imagery ability completed three recognition tests for a series of pictures they had viewed 48 hours earlier.
Abstract: The tests assessed recognition of previously shown objects, queried either by identity cues (same picture) or by variant cues (different picture of the same object). The subjects were twelve female undergraduate volunteers. The discrimination index, d prime, was greater for High Imagery subjects and was modestly increased across tests for variant cues, but not for identity cues. High Imagery subjects also employed different decision criteria (B) with the two sets of cues, but the Low Imagery subjects did not. These strategic response biases may reflect imagery-related differences in the quality or utility of memory trace in recognition. 4 figures, 8 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Hypermnesia; Psychological research
Index Term(s): Suspect identification; Visual investigative analysis
Note: Presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Alexandria, VA, April 10, 1987.
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