Citation Donaldson D & Curran T (2007) Letter to the editor. NeuroImage, 36 (2), pp. 488-489. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2006.12.049
Abstract In the current issue of NeuroImage (Vol 36, 2007), two Event-Related Potential (ERP) studies of recognition memory for faces are published back-to-back (Curran and Hancock, and MacKenzie and Donaldson). Both studies suggest that qualitatively distinct retrieval processes support recognition, consistent with “dual-process” models of recognition memory. However, the studies do so on the basis of apparently different results, a discrepancy that is surprising given the similarity of their designs. Here we place the studies in context, and highlight potential reasons for the discrepancy.