The ignored alternative: an application of Luce’s low-threshold model to recognition memory

Kellen, David ; Erdfelder, Edgar ; Malmberg, Kenneth J. ; Dubé, Chad ; Criss, Amy H.

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Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2016
The title of a journal, publication series: Journal of Mathematical Psychology
Volume: 75
Page range: 86-95
Place of publication: Amsterdam ; San Diego, CA
Publishing house: Elsevier ; Academic Press
ISSN: 0022-2496
Publication language: English
Institution: School of Social Sciences > Kognitive Psychologie u. Differentielle Psychologie (Erdfelder 2002-2019)
Subject: 150 Psychology
Abstract: Recent years have seen an increased interest in models of recognition memory’s decision stage. However, only a relatively narrow set of candidate models has been considered thus far, with comparisons being typically restricted to signal detection and high-threshold models. Here, we consider a third alternative, Luce’s (1963) low threshold model (LTM). We evaluated the LTM’s predictions for existing Yes–No receiver-operating characteristic data (Dube et al., 2012) as well as data from K alternative ranking tasks (Kellen and Klauer, 2014). The LTM, which to this point has been largely ignored in the recognition memory literature, turns out to perform at least as well as the most popular model in this domain, the Gaussian signal detection model. These results suggest future work concerning the decision stage of recognition should consider the LTM in addition to the continuous and discrete-state models that have dominated the literature so far.

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