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Serial position curves in short‐term memory: Functional equivalence across modalities

Ward, Geoff and Avons, SE and Melling, Lindsay (2005) 'Serial position curves in short‐term memory: Functional equivalence across modalities.' Memory, 13 (3-4). pp. 308-317. ISSN 0965-8211

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Four experiments investigated item and order memory for sequences of seen unfamiliar faces and heard nonwords. Experiments 1 and 3 found bowed serial position curves using the serial reconstruction test of order with faces and nonwords, respectively. Experiments 2 and 4 found limited recency, no primacy, and above chance performance on all items using a two-alternative forced choice (2AFC) test of item recognition, again with faces and nonwords. These results suggest that the different serial position curves typically found using traditional paradigms for exploring visual and verbal short-term memory are due to differences in the methods used rather than modality-specific mechanisms. © 2005 Psychology Press Ltd.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Face; Humans; Acoustic Stimulation; Analysis of Variance; Photic Stimulation; Language; Memory, Short-Term; Mental Recall; Serial Learning; Psychological Tests; Models, Psychological; Recognition, Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2015 20:43
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:55

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