Tag: DRM Illusion

Complementarity in false memory illusions

Published in: Journal of Experimental: Psychology, Volume 147, Issue 3, 305-327 Abstract “For some years, the DRM illusion has been the most widely studied form of false memory. The consensus theoretical interpretation is that the illusion is a reality reversal, in which certain new words (critical distractors) are remembered as though they are old list words rather than as what they are—new words that are similar to old ones. This reality-reversal interpretation is supported by compelling lines of evidence, but prior experiments are limited by the fact that their memory tests only asked whether test items were old. We removed that… Read More