How do people decide whether or not they have seen or experienced something at some point in the past? What cognitive systems allow individuals to distinguish between old events and new events? How do these relevant systems function? Such questions reflect key unkowns in recognition memory. Our research focuses on the underlying psychological mechanisms enabling recognition memory decisions. Our work focuses on standard recognition (old versus new), source recognition (distinguishing whether one source or another produced and event), and the effects of aging on recognition memory. Currently we are investigating aspects of signal detection theory as a means of describing and explaining recognition memory.
B.A., Psychology, Clark University, 1985
M.A., Psychology, New York Univeristy, 1993
Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, New York University, 1995
Golden Dozen Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant, 1992
Hilford, A., Glanzer, M., Kim, K. (Submitted). Signal Detection Theory Regularities: Item and Source Recognition in Immediate Memory
Glanzer, M., Hilford, A., & Kim, K. (2004). Six Regularities of Source Recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 30, 1176-1195.
Hilford, A., Glanzer, M., Kim, K., & DeCarlo, L. T. (2002). Regularities of Source Recognition: ROC Analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 131, 494-510.
Glanzer, M., Hilford, A , Kim, K. & Adams, J. K (1999). Further Tests of Dual-Process Theory, A Reply to Yonelinas. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 25, 522-523.
Glanzer, M., Kim, K. Adams, J. K & Hilford, A (1999). Slope of the Receiver Operating Characteristic in Recognition Memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 25, 500-513.