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Syntax and serial recall: How language supports short-term memory for order

Perham, Nick, Marsh, John E. ORCID: and Jones, Dylan Marc ORCID: 2009. Syntax and serial recall: How language supports short-term memory for order. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 62 (7) , pp. 1285-1293. 10.1080/17470210802635599

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The extent to which familiar syntax supports short-term serial recall of visually presented six-item sequences was shown by the superior recall of lists in which item pairs appeared in the order of “adjective–noun” (items 1–2, 3–4, 5–6)—congruent with English syntax—compared to when the order of items within pairs was reversed. The findings complement other evidence suggesting that short-term memory is an assemblage of language processing and production processes more than it is a bespoke short-term memory storage system.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
Uncontrolled Keywords: Short-term memory, Language, Syntax, Serial recall
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1747-0218
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2022 09:06

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