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Grouping of list items reflected in the timing of recall: implications for models of serial verbal memory

Maybery, M. T., Parmentier, Fabrice B. R. and Jones, Dylan Marc ORCID: 2002. Grouping of list items reflected in the timing of recall: implications for models of serial verbal memory. Journal of Memory and Language 47 (3) , pp. 360-385. 10.1016/S0749-596X(02)00014-1

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Three experiments examined the effect of temporal grouping on the timing of recall in verbal serial memory. Compared to an ungrouped condition, recall in a grouped condition produced a peak in latency between the groups (Experiment 1). However, the ratio of within- to between-group intervals at presentation was not reflected in recall (Experiment 2), contrary to the predictions of some oscillator models (Brown, Preece, & Hulme, 2000;Burgess & Hitch, 1999). In Experiment 3, grouped and ungrouped lists of different lengths were compared to assess a recent version of the ACT-R model applied to serial recall (Anderson, Bothell, Lebiere, & Matessa, 1998). Recall latencies showed a cost at group onset related to group size and a cost for all items of the first group associated with carriage of a second group. Results are discussed with reference to oscillator models, the ACT-R model, and augmented versions of it.

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; Verbal memory; Serial recall; Recall timing; Temporal grouping; Oscillator models
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0749-596X
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 09:08

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