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Participants view a list of words and after a delay are asked to freely recall the words presented.

Definition contributed by Anonymous
free word list recall has been asserted to measure the following CONCEPTS

as measured by the contrast:

Phenotypes associated with free word list recall


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IMPLEMENTATIONS of free word list recall
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EXTERNAL DATASETS for free word list recall
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Experimental conditions are the subsets of an experiment that define the relevant experimental manipulation.


In the Cognitive Atlas, we define a contrast as any function over experimental conditions. The simplest contrast is the indicator value for a specific condition; more complex contrasts include linear or nonlinear functions of the indicator across different experimental conditions.

number or percentage of words remembered

An indicator is a specific quantitative or qualitative variable that is recorded for analysis. These may include behavioral variables (such as response time, accuracy, or other measures of performance) or physiological variables (including genetics, psychophysiology, or brain imaging data).


The testing effect in free recall is associated with enhanced organizational processes.
Zaromb FM, Roediger HL 3rd
Memory & cognition (Mem Cognit)
2010 Dec

Pre-learning stress differentially affects long-term memory for emotional words, depending on temporal proximity to the learning experience.
Zoladz PR, Clark B, Warnecke A, Smith L, Tabar J, Talbot JN
Physiology & behavior (Physiol Behav)
2011 Jul 6

Episodic memory and organizational strategy in free recall in unipolar depression: the role of cognitive support and executive functions.
Taconnat L, Baudouin A, Fay S, Raz N, Bouazzaoui B, El-Hage W, Isingrini M, Ergis AM
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology (J Clin Exp Neuropsychol)
2010 Aug