Feeling of knowing phenomenon and tip of the tongue state research currently address these metacognitive states as failed attempts of information retrieval. Because direct access to memory is unsuccessful in both of these states we must ask the question of how and where these functions are processed in the brain. Because we know that each hemisphere of the brain processes specific functions, we can then hypothesize that FOK and TOT are processed separately in different hemispheres of the brain. FOK will be will be more accurate when processed in the right hemisphere, and TOT states will occur more often in the left hemisphere. Contrary to our hypothesis, our data suggest that FOK is a left cerebral function as FOK are higher when faces are presented in the right visual field (e.g. left hemisphere). It is believed that this is a result of greater activation of semantic information associated with the face in the left hemisphere. If so, our data support Koriat's Accessibility Model.
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference
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Kehl, Jonathan J. and MacLin, Otto H.
"Hemispherical Differences Between Feeling of Knowing and Tip-of-Tongue Metacognitive States for Laterally Presented Faces,"
Conference Proceedings: Undergraduate Social Science Research Conference: Vol. 6:
1, Article 17.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/csbsproceedings/vol6/iss1/17