Ongoing Projects

We are investigating the memory processes of human by collecting behavioral data. In particular, we are examining the factors influencing the encoding and retrieval processes of memory, as well as metacognitive processes that guide these decisions. Below, you can see some of our projects that we are currently working on.

Effect of Prior Knowledge on The Illusory Truth Effect and Memory Processes Underlying This Illusion

Repeated information typically is judged to be truer than novel information. This effect is called “illusory truthfulness effect” (Hasher, Goldstein, & Toppino, 1977). Truth judgements are hypothesized to depend on two different processes: recollection and familiarity. Recollection is intentional use of memory for the search of the related information encoded in memory. Familiarity, on the other hand, is the unintentional feeling of familiarıty for  the content without being able to remember the exact experience (Begg, Anas, & Farinacci, 1992). This set of studies aims to examine the effects of  recollection and familiarity on truth judgments.

Bizarreness Effect and Its Relation to Memory and Metamemory

In memory research, bizarreness effect refers to the finding that people generally remember bizarre items better than common items. In this line of our work, we are interested in how bizarreness differentially influences metamemory and memory processes.

The Effect of Deception on Memory and Metamemory in Online Dating Context

People tend to conceal or twist some of the information about themselves especially in online dating platforms. This may create problems if they fail to keep track of their lies later on. This study investigates whether people can accurately predict their own memory performance accurately when they respond to questions that assess personal semantic information questions either truthfully or deceptively.