Memory, Consciousness, and Amnesia

Social Memory & Cognition Lab  Ι  Department of Psychology

Recent past research on this theme has focused on the following topics in our lab

  • Neural bases of memory and amnesia
  • New verbal and conceptual learning in amnesia
  • Consciousness, subjective states, and memory
  • Distinctions between implicit and explicit memory
  • Perceptual, conceptual, and attentional bases of memory

 Representative Publications: 

Verfaellie, M., LaRocque, K.F.*, and Rajaram, S. (2010). Benefits of Immediate Repetition versus Long Study Presentation on Memory in Amnesia. Neuropsychology. 24, 457-464. (view)

Verfaellie, M., Rajaram, S., Fossum, K.*, & Williams, L.* (2008). Not all repetition is alike: Different benefits of repetition in amnesia and normal memory. Journal of International Neuropsychological Society, 14, 365-372.(view)

Geraci, L.*, & Rajaram, S. (2004). The distinctiveness effect in the absence of conscious recollection: Evidence from conceptual priming. Journal of Memory and Language, 51, 217-230.(view)

Hamilton, M.*, & Rajaram, S. (2003). States of awareness across multiple memory tasks: Obtaining a “pure” measure of conscious recollection. Acta Psychologica, 112, 43-69.(view)

Geraci, L.* & Rajaram, S. (2002). The orthographic distinctiveness effect on direct and indirect tests of memory: Delineating the awareness and processing requirements. Journal of Memory & Language, 47, 273-291.(view)

Rajaram, S., Hamilton, M.*, & Bolton, A. (2002). Distinguishing states of awareness from confidence during retrieval: Evidence from amnesia. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 2, 227-235.(view)

Hamilton, M.*, & Rajaram, S. (2001). The concreteness effect in implicit and explicit memory tests. Journal of Memory and Language, 44, 96-117.(view)

Rajaram, S., Srinivas, K., & Travers, S.* (2001). The effects of attention on perceptual implicit memory. Memory & Cognition, 29, 920-930.(view)

Rajaram, S. & Coslett, H.B. (2000). New conceptual associative learning in amnesia. A case study. Journal of Memory and Language, 43, 291-315.(view)

Rajaram, S., & Coslett, H.B. (2000). Acquisition and transfer of new verbal information in amnesia: retrieval and neuroanatomical constraints. Neuropsychology, 14, 427-455.(view)

Rajaram, S., & Geraci, L. * (2000). Conceptual fluency selectively influences knowing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 26, 1070-1074.(view)

Srinivas, K., Culp, D.*, & Rajaram, S. (2000). On associations between computers and restaurants: Rapid learning of new associations on a conceptual implicit memory test. Memory & Cognition, 28, 900-906.(view)

Holmes, J.B.*, Waters, H.S., & Rajaram, S. (1998) The phenomenology of false memory: Episodic content and confidence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 24, 1026-1040.(view)

Rajaram, S. (1998). The effects of conceptual salience and perceptual distinctiveness on consciousness recollection. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 5, 71-78.(view)

Rajaram, S., Srinivas, K., & Roediger, H.L. (1998). A transfer-appropriate account of context effects in word fragment completion. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 24, 993-1004.(view)

Rajaram, S. (1997). Basal forebrain amnesia. Neurocase, 3, 405-415.

Rajaram, S. (1996). Perceptual effects on remembering: Recollective processes in picture recognition memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 22, 365-377.(view)

Rajaram, S., & Roediger, H.L. (1993). Direct comparison of four implicit memory tests. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 19, 765-776.(view)

Rajaram, S. (1993). Remembering and knowing: Two means of access to the personal past. Memory & Cognition, 2, 89-102.(view)

Srinivas, K., Roediger, H.L., & Rajaram, S. (1992). The role of syllabic and orthographic properties of letter cues in solving word fragments. Memory & Cognition, 20, 219-230.(view)