In "Tracking cognitive processing stages with MEG: A spatio-temporal model of associative recognition in the brain" by Borst et. al., MEG is used to show the existence of discrete stages during the test-phase of an associative recognition task, as shown in the figure below:
In the step labeled "Recollection", does an input of a Re-Paired Foil word pair cause the recollection of a Target?
Explanation of task
During the study phase, a set of paired words are given. Such as (
E+F). During the test phase, the subject must distinguish whether they have seen a pair before. A pair that has previously been studied, such as
A+B, is referred to as a Target. Pairs that have not previously been studied, such as
A+Z are called Foils.
A+Z is a Novel Foil because it is composed of a word was not studied, while
B+F is a Re-Paired Foil because it is composed of words seen during the study phase.