Memory & Cognition covers human memory and learning, conceptual processes, psycholinguistics, problem solving, thinking, decision making, and skilled performance, including relevant work in the areas of computer simulation, information processing, mathematical psychology, developmental psychology, and experimental social psychology.

Memory & Cognition is a publication of the Psychonomic Society.

Memory & Cognition is committed to upholding principles of integrity in scientific publishing and practice. As a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), the journal will follow COPE guidelines concerning procedures for handling potential acts of professional misconduct.

  • Broad coverage of human memory, learning, conceptual processes and more
  • Includes computer simulation, information processing, mathematical psychology, developmental psychology, and more
  • A publication of the Psychonomic Society

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  • Ayanna Thomas
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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1.694 (2019)
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2.502 (2019)
Five year impact factor
922,309 (2019)
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  • Call for Papers: Rethinking the Distinction between Episodic and Semantic Memory

    The purpose of this Special Issue of Memory & Cognition is to bring together researchers doing cutting-edge work at the intersection between episodic and semantic memory, not only to showcase studies directly probing this psychological distinction, but also articles that seek to provide conceptual and theoretical accounts that can help us to understand the precise relationship between these two apparently different kinds of memory. Of note, this Special Issue for Memory & Cognition will highlight important new behavioral findings that can help to illuminate the relationship between semantic and episodic memory. 

    Guest Editors: Felipe De Brigard, Sharda Umanath, Muireann Irish
    Submission Deadline: November 1, 2020

  • COVID-19 Impact

    As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in adhering to the normal timelines associated with many steps of the publication process, including peer review.  Please do let us know if you need additional time at any step. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines, but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

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    The impact of lying about a traumatic virtual reality experience on memory


    New Content ItemThe goal of the present experiment was to examine the effect of certain (deceptive) strategies (e.g., false denial) on memory. Specifically, participants were shown a traumatic virtual reality (VR) video of an airplane crash. Following this, participants (N= 94) received questions concerning details from the VR scene in a baseline memory task. Then, participants could choose from 3 options how to cope in response to having experienced the VR scene: tell the truth, falsely deny, or fabricate...

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