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PS26A-03-308

The effect of retention interval on recognition memory for central and peripheral details of an armed individual

[Speaker] Harada, Yuki:1
[Co-author] Mitsudo, Hiroyuki:1
1:Kyushu University (Japan)

We examined the effect of retention interval on memory accuracy for details of an armed individual. Participants viewed a sequence of slides depicting a target individual holding either a weapon or a neutral item. Immediately and four weeks after viewing the slides, the participants performed a four-alternative forced-choice memory task for central and peripheral details of the target individual. In the immediate condition, recognition accuracy in the weapon group was higher than that in the neutral group for both the central and peripheral details. In the four-week condition, recognition accuracy in the weapon group was higher than that in the neutral group for the central details, but not for the peripheral details. The cognitive mechanisms underlying these results are discussed.
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