Psych M.D. - Recall



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February 23, 2009

Term: Recall
Definition (Myers): A measure of memory in which the person must retrieve the information learned earlier, as on a fill-in-the-blank test.
Definition (alternative): Recall is simply bringing a thought or idea learned previously, and thus stored in memory into conscious awareness. When you remember something you are actually "recalling" the memory. When you have to complete an essay exam, you are recalling information learned previously. This is different than recognition in which you only need to identify material you learned previously (e.g., multiple choice test). *
Contextual explanation: Retrieval involves the "recovery of qualitative information associated with a cue" Unlike matching or multiple choice questions that entails the "comparison of the test cue(s) with the information stored in memory, that measures the similarity of the cue(s) and the memory representation, recall actually requires bring back of complete memory, not just recognition. *
Related terms and concepts:
Memory
Recognition
Relearning
Encoding
Storage
Retrieval

Psych M.D. - Recall - The Neuron *
Recall requires person to retrieve the information learned earlier, more than simple recognition of what's leaned before.

Related websites:
http://www2.psy.uq.edu.au/research/CogPsych//Noetica/OpenForumIssue6/MATRIX/MATRIX.html
-> This cite gives psychology of memory with the mathematical analysis.
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1O87-freerecall.html
-> This cite has simple definition and related cites furthermore
Edited by: Elaine



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