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Who remembers more? : an exploratory study on the influence of biological sex on humans’ memory ability

Kolkman, T.H.J. (2020) Who remembers more? : an exploratory study on the influence of biological sex on humans’ memory ability.

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Abstract:This paper investigated the effects of trustworthiness of visual stimuli on humans’ ability to remember stimuli as well as the influence of sex on a person’s ability to memorize visual stimuli. In performing this research, participants were first exposed to a pre-trial in which neutral stimuli were presented, after which they viewed an altered version of this same set of images where some were new and some previously viewed. Following this, participants had to indicate whether they had viewed the presented stimulus before. This pre-trial was followed by a test phase in which participants were exposed to a set of images consisting of devices, faces and scenes, after which they viewed an altered version with previously viewed stimuli and new stimuli during which they indicated whether they had seen the presented stimulus before. No difference was found between the sexes and their ability to recognize either untrustworthy or trustworthy stimuli, although results showed that people´s ability for memorizing impacted the ability to discriminate between old and new stimuli presented during the test phase.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82845
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