First PhD Paper submitted!

I recently submitted the first paper from my PhD research to the journal Consciousness and Cognition… Keep your fingers crossed for me that it gets accepted without (too) many (nasty) revisions.

Williams, H.L., Conway, M.A., & Moulin, C.J.A.

Remembering and Knowing: Using another’s subjective report to make inferences about memory strength and subjective experience. 

The abstract is provided below the jump.  If you would like a copy of the draft manuscript please email me [helenwilliams098 @]

And here’s a weird picture that is from the wall of a bar in Richmond… It kinda links to my paper as the elephant/alien looks like he is squishing a brain in his hands:

Abstract: The Remember-Know paradigm is a commonly used procedure to examine experiential state during recognition memory.  In this paradigm, whether a Know response is defined as a high-confidence state of certainty or a low-confidence state based on familiarity varies across researchers, and definitional changes and instructions given to participants have been shown to influence participants’ responding.  Using a novel approach, in three internet-based questionnaires participants were placed in the role of ‘memory expert’ and classified others’ justifications of recognition decisions.  Results demonstrated that participants reliably differentiated between others’ memory experiences justifying Know- and Familiar-based recognition both in terms of confidence and other inherent differences in the justifications.  Furthermore, under certain conditions, manipulations of confidence were found to shift how items were assigned to subjective experience categories (Remember, Know, Familiar, Guess).  Findings are discussed in relation to the separation of Know and Familiar response categories within the Remember-Know paradigm.

Keywords: Remember-Know, subjective experience, autonoetic consciousness, recollection, dual-process, recognition memory

One response to “First PhD Paper submitted!

  1. Pingback: Remembering and Knowing: Using Another’s Subjective Report to Make Inferences About Memory Strength and Subjective Experience | Helen Louise Williams

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