A temporal ratio model of memory
Brown, G. D. A. (Gordon D. A.), Neath, Ian, 1965- and Chater, Nick (2007) A temporal ratio model of memory. Psychological Review, Vol.114 (No.3). pp. 539-576. ISSN 0033-295XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0033-295X.114.3.539
A model of memory retrieval is described. The model embodies 4 main claims: (a) temporal memory-traces of items are represented in memory partly in terms of their temporal distance from the present; (b) scale-similarity-similar mechanisms govern retrieval from memory over many different timescales; (c) local distinctiveness-performance, on a range of memory tasks is determined by interference from near psychological neighbors; and (d) interference-based forgetting-all memory loss is due to interference and not trace decay. The model is applied to data on free recall and serial recall. The account emphasizes qualitative similarity in the retrieval principles involved in memory performance at all timescales, contrary to models that emphasize distinctions between short-term and long-term memory.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Memory, Recollection (Psychology), Time -- Psychological aspects|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Psychological Review|
|Publisher:||American Psychological Association|
|Number of Pages:||38|
|Page Range:||pp. 539-576|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (Great Britain) (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC), Leverhulme Trust (LT)|
|Grant number:||88/S15050 (BBSRC), R000239351 (ESRC), RES 000231038 (ESRC), F/215/AY (LT)|
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