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Maintenance of item and order information in verbal working memory

Camos, Valérie and Lagner, Prune and Loaiza, Vanessa M (2017) 'Maintenance of item and order information in verbal working memory.' Memory, 25 (8). 953 - 968. ISSN 0965-8211

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Abstract

Although verbal recall of item and order information is well-researched in short-term memory paradigms, there is relatively little research concerning item and order recall from working memory. The following study examined whether manipulating the opportunity for attentional refreshing and articulatory rehearsal in a complex span task differently affected the recall of item- and order-specific information of the memoranda. Five experiments varied the opportunity for articulatory rehearsal and attentional refreshing in a complex span task, but the type of recall was manipulated between experiments (item and order, order only, and item only recall). The results showed that impairing attentional refreshing and articulatory rehearsal similarly affected recall regardless of whether the scoring procedure (Experiments 1 and 4) or recall requirements (Experiments 2, 3, and 5) reflected item- or order-specific recall. This implies that both mechanisms sustain the maintenance of item and order information, and suggests that the common cumulative functioning of these two mechanisms to maintain items could be at the root of order maintenance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Working memory, serial recall, item and order recall, refreshing, rehearsal
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Psychology, Department of
Depositing User: Vanessa Loaiza
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2016 14:38
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 17:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17777

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