The effects of contextual changes were examined in a group of divers performing a test of face recognition. No evidence was found that the shift from above to below water, or vice versa, disrupted recognition. The fact that the same test of visual recognition is sensitive to amnesic subjects poses a challenge to certain versions of the contextual deficit theory of amnesia.


  • Adult, Attention, Concept Formation, Discrimination Learning, Female, Humans, Immersion, Male, Mental Recall, Pattern Recognition, Visual, Perceptual Distortion, Perceptual Masking, Transfer (Psychology), Clinical Trial, Journal Article, Randomized Controlled Trial
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-4
Number of pages4
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1994
Externally publishedYes
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