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An important feature of learning and memory is being able to make predictions about our environments based on past experiences. However, our predictions are not always accurate. We may experience a prediction error (a mismatch between what was predicted and what actually occurred). Research has found that PE enhances learning and memory. The Predictive Interactive Multiple Memory Signals (PIMMS) suggests that PE facilitates learning and memory because it triggers a need to update our representation to reduce errors in the future. This study aims to replicate Greve et al., (2017), who found that PE enhances declarative memory of learned associations. A successful replication would result in better memory for items associated with PE compared to items consistent with expectations.
Las Vegas (Nev.)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Explicit memory; Memory--Testing
Cognition and Perception | Psychology
Alvarado, Augustine L. and Mohawk, Kevin D., "The Influence of Prediction Error Strength on Recognition Memory" (2022). Undergraduate Research Symposium Posters. 148.
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