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Title: INVESTIGATING EFFECT OF SENSE OF AGENCY ON FALSE MEMORY FORMATION USING DEESE-ROEDIGER-MCDERMOTT PARADIGM
Authors: LIM ZHENG JIE
Issue Date: 8-Apr-2022
Citation: LIM ZHENG JIE (2022-04-08). INVESTIGATING EFFECT OF SENSE OF AGENCY ON FALSE MEMORY FORMATION USING DEESE-ROEDIGER-MCDERMOTT PARADIGM. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: False memories are common in real-life, yet they confer adverse consequences. Previous research has shown that a memory enhancement effect can be induced by a strong sense of agency (SoA) felt over studied words. SoA may potentially modulate the level of false memory formation if it is able to cause a difference in veridical memory strength. The effect of SoA on false memory formation was investigated, with two directions of the hypothesis supported by the activation-monitoring theory and the fuzzy-trace theory respectively. The level of SoA was manipulated using movement congruency between the predicted outcome arising from an action and the actual outcome, where a congruent movement leads to a strong SoA felt while an incongruent movement triggers a sense of non-agency. Participants underwent a set of computerised tasks, consisting of an explicit agency judgement task and a memory recognition task to manipulate SoA and test for false recognition respectively. Results did not support the two directions of the hypothesis, because there were no significant differences between the congruent movement and incongruent movement conditions for false recognition rates of critical lures. Future directions are discussed with regards to the findings.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/227276
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