Controlled processes in voluntary remembering

A. Koriat, M. Goldsmith, V. Halamish

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In this chapter, we examine the memory and metamemory processes used to control deliberate, voluntary remembering. Preretrieval processes are used to decide whether to initiate a memory search, to choose a search strategy, and to generate effective retrieval cues. Postretrieval processes are used to evaluate the correctness of the retrieved information, to inhibit unwanted information, to update and refine the search strategy and retrieval cues, and to terminate the search. Finally, report processes are involved in deciding whether or not to report the retrieved information and in choosing the level of precision-coarseness (grain size) at which to report it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLearning and Memory
Subtitle of host publicationA Comprehensive Reference
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780123705099
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • Controlled processes
  • Grain size
  • Memory search
  • Metacognitive control
  • Metacognitive monitoring
  • Remembering
  • Report option
  • Retrieval

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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