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The phonological store of working memory: is it phonological, and is it a store?

Jones, Dylan Marc ORCID:, Macken, William John ORCID: and Nicholls, Alastair P. 2004. The phonological store of working memory: is it phonological, and is it a store? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 30 (3) , pp. 656-674. 10.1037/0278-7393.30.3.656

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The phonological store construct of the working memory model is critically evaluated. Three experiments test the prediction that the effect of irrelevant sound and the effect of phonological similarity each survive the action of articulatory suppression but only when presentation of to-be-remembered lists is auditory, not visual. No evidence was found to support the interaction predicted among irrelevant speech, modality, and articulatory suppression. Although evidence for an interaction among modality, phonological similarity, and articulatory suppression was found, its presence could be diminished by a suffix, which is an acoustic, not a phonological factor. Coupled with other evidence-from the irrelevant sound effect and errors in natural speech-the action attributed to the phonological store seems better described in terms of a combination of auditory-perceptual and output planning mechanisms.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Publisher: American Psychological Association
ISSN: 0278-7393
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2022 09:29

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