The act or process of perceiving or identifying information as matching or being the same as information that has been remembered. It is often contrasted with recall, which involves reproduction of remembered information without cues (3), and it is generally easier than recall, producing higher memory scores in formal tests. See also memory, memory operating characteristic. recognize vb. [From Latin recognoscere to know again, from re- again + cognoscere to know, from com- together + noscere to know]
Subjects: Psychology — Zoology and Animal Sciences.