When temporal isolation benefits memory for serial order
Lewandowsky, Stephan, Nimmo, Lisa M. and Brown, G. D. A. (Gordon D. A.). (2008) When temporal isolation benefits memory for serial order. Journal of Memory and Language, Vol.58 (No.2). pp. 415-428. ISSN 0749-596XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2006.11.003
According to temporal distinctiveness models, items that are temporally isolated from their neighbors during list presentation are more distinct and thus should be recalled better. Contrary to that expectation of distinctiveness views, much recent evidence has shown that forward short-term serial recall is unaffected by temporal isolation. We report two experiments using reconstruction of order tasks that confirmed that when report order is strictly forward, temporal isolation does not benefit performance. However, both experiments also showed that when report order is unconstrained, temporal isolation does benefit performance. The differences between forward and unconstrained report were found to be independent of whether or not people call anticipate the type of test at encoding. The presence and absence of isolation effects under two different conditions, both requiring memory for order, challenges many existing theories of memory but is compatible with the idea that multiple differentially weighted types of information contribute to memory retrieval. (C) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Recollection (Psychology), Short-term memory, Human information processing|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Memory and Language|
|Publisher:||Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science|
|Number of Pages:||14|
|Page Range:||pp. 415-428|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Australian Research Council (ARC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)|
|Grant number:||RES000231038 (ESRC)|
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