Using CogLab, complete the false memory experiment and create a report on the experiment.
In your report, write a brief introduction describing the history of false memory research. Next, in the Methods section, describe the process that you followed to complete the experiment, including a description of the materials used and the stimuli. Make sure to include enough information so that others can also perform the same experiment successfully.
Finally, describe the experimental results. In addition, determine how confident you were about your memory for words. Provide a rationale to support your answer. Summarize your report, including answers to the following questions:
- Were the results in accordance with your expectations? Provide a rationale to support your answer.
- Did anything about the experiment surprise you? If yes, what? Do you think you saw words that were not on the original list?
- What factors would influence the results of the false memory experiment?
The False Memory Experiment