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Master of Science (MS)




All memory tasks can be divide into those which require recall and those which require recognition. Recall tasks are considered the more difficult of the two tasks, since a response which is not the same as the stimulus must be produced. Recognition tasks, on the other hand, always have the correct item along with a number of incorrect or distractor items, and thus require only that the correct item be identified (i.e., discriminated from the other stimuli). Thus, the response of a name to the picture of somebody or something is a recall task, while the selection of the correct name from a number of alternatives is a recognition task. Other types of common recognition tasks are multiple choice, true-false and matching tests. The present experiment is concerned with the processes involved in recognition learning, the verbal discrimination task is frequently used, since so many of our recognition tasks involve language symbols. The present experiment examined the processes involved in verbal discrimination learning.

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