Feeling of Familiarity

Memory Attribution versus Memory Module
  • Sachiko Kinoshita


In this chapter, I will defend the intuitively plausible notion that implicit memory and metacognition are unrelated. I will do this in the context of studies that examined the relationship between recognition memory and perceptual fluency. Specifically, I will argue against the view that perceptual fluency, a product of implicit memory, gives rise to the feeling of familiarity in recognition memory via a process of attribution, a metacognitive process.

Key words

Familiarity Perceptual fluency Attribution Recognition memory Repetition priming 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sachiko Kinoshita
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  1. 1.Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science (MACCS)SydneyAustralia

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