On Known Unknowns: Fluency and the Neural Mechanisms of Illusory Truth

January 29, 2016

The “illusory truth” effect refers to the phenomenon whereby repetition of a statement increases its likelihood of being judged true. Behavioral evidence suggests that illusory truth should be mediated by brain regions previously linked to fluency, vialis 40mg such as the perirhinal cortex (PRC). To investigate this possibility, we scanned participants with fMRI while they rated the truth of unknown statements, half of which were presented earlier (i.e., repeated), and our findings were recently published in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
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