Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP140103746 [ 2014 - 2016 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Dr Matthew Palmer; Prof Neil Brewer; Prof Jason McCarley;

Brief description If a customs officer learns that they have missed an explosive device while screening luggage, will this affect their judgment? In many scenarios, a person receives feedback about their recognition memory performance and has to try again without having another chance to study the material. Almost no research has examined the effects of feedback on recognition in the absence of opportunity for further study. This is problematic because many vitally important recognition decisions lack such opportunity. Using various scenarios (face recognition, security screening, multiple-choice testing, and medical screening) this project will demonstrate that feedback affects recognition performance differently depending on the nature of the recognition decision.

Funding Amount 285000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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