The contributions of handedness and working memory to episodic memory

Aparna Sahu, Stephen D. Christman, Ruth E. Propper

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Abstract

Past studies have independently shown associations of working memory and degree of handedness with episodic memory retrieval. The current study takes a step ahead by examining whether handedness and working memory independently predict episodic memory. In agreement with past studies, there was an inconsistent-handed advantage for episodic memory; however, this advantage was absent for working memory tasks. Furthermore, regression analyses showed handedness, and complex working memory predicted episodic memory performance at different times. Results are discussed in light of theories of episodic memory and hemispheric interaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1149-1156
Number of pages8
JournalMemory and Cognition
Volume44
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • Episodic memory
  • Handedness
  • Regression analysis
  • Working memory

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