No temporal decay in verbal short-term memory
Lewandowsky, Stephan, Oberauer, Klaus and Brown, G. D. A. (Gordon D. A.). (2009) No temporal decay in verbal short-term memory. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Vol.13 (No.3). pp. 120-126. ISSN 1364-6613Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2008.12.003
Many models of short-term memory (STM) ascribe an important role to temporal decay and forgetting because of the passage of time alone. We argue against decay as the primary form of forgetting from STM, and suggest that new experimental methodologies and recent models provide new perspectives on the old issue of the causes of forgetting. We show that several classic sources of evidence for time-based forgetting can be reinterpreted in terms of an interference-based view, and that new experiments provide compelling evidence against decay. We conclude that progress requires moving beyond demonstrations of qualitative effects and focusing instead on testing quantitative predictions of models.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Short-term memory, Cognition|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Trends in Cognitive Sciences|
|Publisher:||Elsevier Science London|
|Number of Pages:||7|
|Page Range:||pp. 120-126|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Australian Research Council (ARC)|
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