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Knowing what you cannot recognise: Further evidence for intact metacognition in Alzheimer's disease

Moulin, Chris J.A.; Jones, Roy W.; James, Niamh; Perfect, Timothy J.

Authors

Chris J.A. Moulin

Roy W. Jones

Niamh James

Timothy J. Perfect



Abstract

Previous research has examined whether Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients can proficiently monitor their memory processing. In the present study we extended the scope of this research to consider confidence in recognition in an episodic memory task, using a forced-choice recognition paradigm to avoid floor effects. AD patients and age-matched controls studied 32 words, followed immediately by a recognition test requiring participants to select the target from pairs of items. Participants rated confidence in their choice on a 3-point scale. Despite significantly poorer memory performance and less confidence overall, gamma correlations indicated that the AD group accurately assigned confidence judgements to their responses. This adds support to the claim that metacognitive monitoring remains intact in AD.

Citation

Jones, R. W., Moulin, C. J., James, N., & Perfect, T. J. (2003). Knowing what you cannot recognise: Further evidence for intact metacognition in Alzheimer's disease. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 10(1), 74-82. https://doi.org/10.1076/anec.10.1.74.13456

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Mar 1, 2003
Journal Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition
Print ISSN 1382-5585
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 10
Issue 1
Pages 74-82
DOI https://doi.org/10.1076/anec.10.1.74.13456
Keywords Alzheimer's disease, metacognition
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/1074091
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1076/anec.10.1.74.13456


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