BA University of Michigan Office: A201 Portland Square
PhD University of Illinois Phone: +44 (0)1752 584 861
Postdoctoral fellow, University of Massachusetts Fax: +44 (0)1752 584 808
Retrieval-induced forgetting. Remembering some things makes us forget other things. The function of this phenomenon and the mechanisms responsible for it remain open to debate. My particular interest is in resolving the apparent conflict between classical interference theories and more recent theories of retrieval inhibition.
Metacognition and decision-making. People have theories about how their memory works. They have rules, some conscious and some unconscious, that dictate how information retrieved from memory is translated into judgments and choices. These decision-making processes can be quite sophisticated, and understanding them may enable us to train people to use their memory more accurately. On the other hand, some rules ("heuristics") are simplistic and often lead to memory illusions and false memories. I am particulalry interested in developing quantitative models of the decision-making process within the framework of signal detection theory.
Emotion and memory. Recent
work has examined 1) the way that mood and emotional stimuli can
facilitate false memories; 2) the role of mood in shaping cognitive
processing styles, which can have both positive and negative influences
on memory; 3) the effects of physiological arousal on encoding,
retrieval, and long-term consolidation.
Trippas, D., Handley, S. J., & Verde, M. F. (in press). The SDT model of belief bias: Complexity, time and cognitive ability mediate the effects of believability. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. (pdf)
Verde, M. F. (in press). Retrieval-induced forgetting in recall: Competitor interference revisited. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition. (pdf)
Verde, M. F. (2012). Retrieval-induced forgetting and inhibition: A critical review. In B. H. Ross (Ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation,Vol. 56,. p. 47-80. New York: Academic Press. (pdf)
Verde, M. F., & Perfect, T. J. (2011). Retrieval-induced forgetting in recognition is absent under time pressure. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18, 1166–1171. (pdf)
Verde, M. F. (2010). Conjunction errors in recognition: Emergent structure and metacognitive control. Journal of Memory and Language, 63, 476-488. (pdf)
Verde, M. F., Stone, L. K., Hatch, H. S., & Schnall, S. (2010). Distinguishing between mnemonic and attributional sources of familiarity: Positive emotion bias as a case study. Memory & Cognition, 38, 142-153. (pdf)
Verde, M. F. (2009). The list-strength effect in recall: Relative-strength competition and retrieval inhibition may both contribute to forgetting. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 35, 205-220. (pdf)
Rotello, C. M., Masson, M. E. J., & Verde, M. F. (2008). Type I error rates and power analysis for single-point sensitivity measures. Perception & Psychophysics, 70, 389-401. (pdf)
F., & Rotello, C. M. (2007). Memory
strength and the decision process in recognition memory.
Memory & Cognition, 35, 254-262. (pdf)
Verde, M. F., Macmillan, N. A., & Rotello, C. M. (2006). Measures of sensitivity based on a single hit rate and false-alarm rate: The accuracy, precision, and robustness of d′, Az, and A′. Perception & Psychophysics, 68, 643-654. (pdf)
Macmillan, N. A., Rotello, C. M., & Verde, M. F. (2005). On the importance of models in interpreting remember-know experiments: Comments on Gardiner et al.'s (2002) meta-analysis. Memory, 13, 607-621. (pdf)
Verde, M. F., Murphy, G. L., & Ross, B. H. (2005). Influence of multiple categories on the prediction of unknown properties. Memory & Cognition, 33, 479-487. (pdf)
Verde, M. F. (2004). Associative interference in recognition memory: A dual-process account. Memory & Cognition, 32, 1273-1283. (pdf)
Verde, M. F. (2004). The retrieval practice effect in associative recognition. Memory & Cognition, 32, 1265-1272. (pdf)
Verde, M. F., & Rotello, C. M. (2004). Strong memories obscure weak memories in associative recognition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11, 1062-1066. (pdf)
Verde, M. F., & Rotello, C. M. (2004). ROC curves show that the revelation effect is not a single phenomenon. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11, 560-566. (pdf)
Verde, M. F., & Rotello, C. M. (2003). Does familiarity change in the revelation effect? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 29, 739-746. (pdf)
Economic and Social Research Council: Decision-making in recognition: A multi-dimensional SDT approach. £91,505 (RES-000-22-3208) (Period 2009-10).