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the episodic source from which a specific item was acquired (e.g., from a person, a book, or television (Schacter, Kaszniak, Kihlstrom, & Valdiserri, 1991, p. 559).

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Asserted relationships to other concepts

source memory
is a kind of

  • episodic memory
  • source memory
    is a part of

    No associations
    are a kind of
    source memory

    No associations
    are a part of
    source memory

    No associations

    Tasks that are asserted to measure source memory

    Task Contrast Measure

    source memory test
    • accuracy of recognition minus accuracy of source identification
    • d' (difference between correct identifications and false alarms)


    The relation between source memory and aging.
    Schacter DL, Kaszniak AW, Kihlstrom JF, Valdiserri M
    (Psychol Aging)
    1991 Dec