Location Dominance Effect of Implicit Memory in Test Sequences


  • Bingbing Yu Zhengzhou Preschool Education College Mental Health Center, Zhengzhou 450000, China


Implicit memory is a cognitive phenomenon. In specific cognitive processes, individual implicit memory produces a position dominance effect. The location of test sequence refers to the location of a single test item which is determined by the characteristics of the previous test item in a series of test items. The test items have twomain characteristics: signal characteristics and noise characteristics. Different test sequence locations affect the initiation process of implicit memory through the sequence of signal and noise items, resulting in different effects of implicit memory. Neighborhood relation
indicates whether or not two test items have common attributes. In the experimental study, the researchers used artificially-constructed colorless, meaningless English strings as experimental materials and used a two-factor mixed design to explore the effect of the relationship between the location of the test sequence and adjacent positions of individual implicit memory. The results show that there are significant differences in the implicit memory level of college students in different grades and in their implicit memory scores under different test sequence positions. The interaction effect between test sequence locations and adjacent relationships is significant. Hence, the location of test sequence and its adjacent position relationship produce
a position advantage effect by influencing the implicit priming mechanism.

Keywords: Recognition Test, Neighboring Position Relationship, Test Sequence Location, Implicit Memory, Location Dominance Effect

Cite As

B. Yu, "Location Dominance Effect of Implicit Memory in Test Sequences", Engineering Intelligent Systems,
vol. 29 no. 5, pp. 339-347, 2021.