Further evidence for discrete-state mediation in recognition memory

David Kellen, Henrik Singmann, Jan Vogt, Karl Christoph Klauer

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The two high threshold model (2HTM) of recognition memory makes strong predictions regarding differences between receiver operating characteristics (ROC) functions across strength manipulations. Province and Rouder (2012) tested these predictions and showed that the 2HTM provided a better account of the data than a continuous signal detection model using an extended two-alternative forced-choice task. The present study replicates and extends Province and Rouder's findings at the level of confidence-rating responses as well as their associated response times. Model-mimicry simulations are also reported, ascertaining that the models can be well discriminated in this experimental design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-53
Number of pages14
JournalExperimental Psychology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Discrete states
  • Mathematical models
  • Recognition memory
  • Signal detection
  • Thresholds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • General Psychology


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