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Misremembering a familiar object: mnemonic illusion, not drawing bias.

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It was reported by Jones (1990) that the design of British coins is systematically misremembered. Although the Queen's head in fact faces right, most people draw it facing left. It is possible, however, that the origin of this phenomenon does not reside in memory but instead in a leftward drawing bias. Two experiments of the three reported here tested this hypothesis. In Experiment 1, British participants attempted to recall the direction of the Queen's head but responded verbally instead of ...

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10.3758/bf03197169

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Journal:
Memory and cognition
Volume:
20
Issue:
2
Pages:
211-213
Publication date:
1992-03-01
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EISSN:
1532-5946
ISSN:
0090-502X
Source identifiers:
7310
Language:
English
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2012-12-19

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