Retrieval practice based on recognition memory: testing the retrieval effort hypothesis

Pierre-Yves Jonin 1, 2, 3 Audrey Noël 4 Gabriel Besson 2 Sophie Muratot 2 Serge Belliard 3 Christian Barillot 1, * Emmanuel Barbeau 2
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1 VisAGeS - Vision, Action et Gestion d'informations en Santé
INSERM - Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale : U1228, Inria Rennes – Bretagne Atlantique , IRISA-D5 - SIGNAUX ET IMAGES NUMÉRIQUES, ROBOTIQUE
Abstract : We tested a core prediction of the retrieval effort hypothesis as an account for the testing effect (TE). Retrieval effort predicts that automatic, effortful retrieval should not lead to TE. Experiment 1 (N=76) showed that despite an encoding duration of three times less, object pictures retention is better after repeated testing under Old/New recognition conditions, than following repeated study. Experiment 2 (N=30) used a speeded and accuracy boosting procedure to rule out the contribution of recollection to retrieval. Retention of object pictures at 25 minutes and 6 months was similar after repeated testing or after repeated studying. These results call for a revision of the retrieval effort hypothesis as a mechanistic account of TE.
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Pierre-Yves Jonin, Audrey Noël, Gabriel Besson, Sophie Muratot, Serge Belliard, et al.. Retrieval practice based on recognition memory: testing the retrieval effort hypothesis. UC Irvine International Conference on Learning and Memory, Apr 2018, Irvine, United States. 2018. ⟨inserm-01939069⟩

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