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Memory monitoring of virtual conversations Evaluating destination and source memory

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Description: Our memory monitoring abilities play a crucial role in everyday interactions, allowing us to distinguish the source of facts (i.e., source memory) and the destinations to which information is given (i.e., destination memory). However, the extent to which these two aspects of episodic memory are similar or distinct remain unclear. Gopie and MacLeod (2009) found better context memory for source than destination. They argued that since the act of production is more attention demanding, less cognitive resources are left available to encode context information (i.e., worse destination memory). To examine this notion, we manipulated attentional demands by allowing subjects to rehearse some information and not others and tested their item memory and the context in which the information was received (i.e., source) and generated (i.e., destination). Contrary to previous findings, we found that whereas familiarity with rehearsed information impaired source memory, it had no effect on destination judgment.
Language: English
Format: Degree Work