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Examining the relationship between free recall and immediate serial recall: The effect of concurrent task performance

Bhatarah, P and Ward, G and Tan, L (2006) 'Examining the relationship between free recall and immediate serial recall: The effect of concurrent task performance.' Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 32 (2). 215 - 229. ISSN 0278-7393

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Abstract

In 3 experiments, participants saw lists of 16 words for free recall with or without a 6-digit immediate serial recall (ISR) task after each word. Free recall was performed under standard visual silent and spoken-aloud conditions (Experiment 1), overt rehearsal conditions (Experiment 2), and fixed rehearsal conditions (Experiment 3). The authors found that in each experiment, there was no effect of ISR on the magnitude of the recency effect, but interleaved ISR disrupted free recall of those words that would otherwise be rehearsed. The authors conclude that ISR and recency cannot both be outputs from a unitary limited-capacity short-term memory store and discuss the possibility that the process of rehearsal may be common to both tasks. Copyright 2006 by the American Psychological Association.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
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Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2015 20:47
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:22
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13208

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