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Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 989–993 | Cite as

Memory for moving and static images

  • W. J. Matthews
  • Clare Benjamin
  • Claire Osborne
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Abstract

Despite the substantial interest in memory for complex pictorial stimuli, there has been virtually no research comparing memory for static scenes with that for their moving counterparts. We report that both monochrome and color moving images are better remembered than static versions of the same stimuli at retention intervals up to one month. When participants studied a sequence of still images, recognition performance was the same as that for single static images. These results are discussed within a theoretical framework which draws upon previous studies of scene memory, face recognition, and representational momentum.

Keywords

Recognition Memory Retention Interval Static Image Motion Schema Object File 
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© Psychonomic Society, Inc. 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. J. Matthews
    • 1
  • Clare Benjamin
    • 1
  • Claire Osborne
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of WarwickCoventryEngland
  2. 2.University of LeicesterLeicesterEngland

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