Word-frequency effects on short-term memory tasks : evidence for a redintegration process in immediate serial recall
Hulme, Charles, Roodenrys, Steven , Schweickert, Richard , Brown, G. D. A. (Gordon D. A.), Martin, Sarah and Stuart, George. (1997) Word-frequency effects on short-term memory tasks : evidence for a redintegration process in immediate serial recall. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Vol.23 (No.5). pp. 1217-1232. ISSN 0278-7393Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0278-73188.8.131.527
Four experiments investigated the mechanisms responsible for the advantage enjoyed by high-frequency words in short-term memory tasks. Experiment 1 demonstrated effects of word frequency on memory span that were independent of differences in speech rate. Experiments 2 and 3 showed that word frequency has an increasing effect on serial recall across serial positions, but Experiment 4 showed that this effect was abolished for backward recall. A model that includes a redintegration process that operates to ''clean up'' decayed short-term memory traces is proposed, and the multinomial processing tree model described by R. Schweickert (1993) is used to provide a quantitative fit to data from Experiments 2, 3, and 4.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Short-term memory, Recollection (Psychology), Language and languages -- Word frequency, Phonetics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition|
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 1217-1232|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC), National Science Foundation (U.S.) (NSF)|
|Grant number:||R000232576 (ESRC), R000236216 (ESRC), 9123865-DBS (NSF)|
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