Verbal description benefits for faces when description conditions are unknown a priori. / jones, todd; armstrong, ruth; casey, allanah; burson, rebecca; Memon, Amina.

In: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2013.

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In: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 2013.

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jones, T, armstrong, R, casey, A, burson, R & Memon, A 2013, 'Verbal description benefits for faces when description conditions are unknown a priori', The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2013.771688

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jones, T., armstrong, R., casey, A., burson, R., & Memon, A. (Accepted/In press). Verbal description benefits for faces when description conditions are unknown a priori. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2013.771688]. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2013.771688

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jones T, armstrong R, casey A, burson R, Memon A. Verbal description benefits for faces when description conditions are unknown a priori. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2013.771688. https://doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2013.771688

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jones, todd ; armstrong, ruth ; casey, allanah ; burson, rebecca ; Memon, Amina. / Verbal description benefits for faces when description conditions are unknown a priori. In: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 2013.

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abstract = "ome prior research has shown a benefit for describing nonverbal study stimuli, particularly faces, on a later recognition test relative to a control (no description) condition. In such studies, participants have known a priori whether a stimulus will need to be described, meaning that encoding differences other than the description could account for the effect. In Experiment 1, a description benefit was obtained for faces that could not be attributed to encoding differences. A direct manipulation of description dur- ation, thus allowing more time to produce descriptors, did not influence the description effect. In Experiment 2, visual rehearsal instructions (without any verbal descriptions) failed to produce a rehear- sal benefit. The experiments provide direct evidence against an account where the description or rehear- sal enhances the featural information of nonverbal representations. For the present results, a benefit stemming from the encoding and retrieval of descriptors appears to be an attractive theoretical alterna- tive over one that posits an enhancement or alteration of featural or holistic information.",
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