|Title||The costs and benefits of verbally rehearsing memory for faces|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||1996|
|Authors||Schooler J.W, Ryan R.S., Reder L.|
|Editor||Herrmann D., Johnson M., McEvoy C., Hertzog C., Hertel P.|
|Book Title||Basic and Applied Memory: New Findings|
Witnesses of a crime are typically asked to describe the appearance of the perpetrator. Such descriptions can of great help in assisting investigators. However, recent research suggests that one potential cost of describing a previously seen face is that, at least under some circumstances, verbalization can actually disrupt subsequent recognition performance.