Think before you speak : pauses, memory search, and trace redintegration processes in verbal memory span
Hulme, Charles, Newton, Philip, Cowan, Nelson, Stuart, George and Brown, G. D. A. (Gordon D. A.). (1999) Think before you speak : pauses, memory search, and trace redintegration processes in verbal memory span. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Vol.25 (No.2). pp. 447-463. ISSN 0278-7393Full text not available from this repository.
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Immediate memory span and speed of memory search were assessed for words and nonwords of short and long spoken duration. Memory span was substantially greater for words than for nonwords and for short than for long items, though speed of memory search was unaffected by either length or lexicality. An analysis of the temporal pattern of responses in the memory span task indicated that inter-item pauses were longer between nonwords than words but that these pause durations were unaffected by item length. A model of verbal short-term memory span is described in which trace selection from a short-term store and the redintegration (restoration) of degraded phonological traces both occur in the pauses between saying successive items. Both trace selection and trace redintegration appear to play important roles in accounting for individual differences in memory span.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Memory, Reaction time, Speech, Auditory perception, Human information processing, Phonetics, Short-term memory|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition|
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Number of Pages:||17|
|Page Range:||pp. 447-463|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Medical Research Council (Great Britain) (MRC), Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC), National Institutes of Health (U.S.) (NIH)|
|Grant number:||G9507279N (MRC), R000236216 (ESRC), HD-21338 (NIH)|
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