The role of long-term memory mechanisms in memory span
Hulme, Charles, Roodenrys, Steven , Brown, G. D. A. (Gordon D. A.) and Mercer, Robin. (1995) The role of long-term memory mechanisms in memory span. British Journal of Psychology, Vol.86 (No.4). pp. 527-536. ISSN 0007-1269Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8295.1995.tb02570...
We present an experiment relating memory span for words and non-words of differing spoken lengths to speech rate. Linear functions related memory span to speech rate for both words and non-words. Recall of non-words, however, is substantially worse than for words and this difference is not attributable to differences in speech rate. Familiarizing subjects with the pronunciations of the nonwords increased memory span for them and these improvements in recall were also, at least partially, independent of changes in speech rate. The results are interpreted as evidence for a separable influence of long-term memory on immediate memory span performance.
|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):||Long-term memory -- Experiments, Recollection (Psychology), Psycholinguistics, Phonetics -- Psychological aspects|
|Journal or Publication Title:||British Journal of Psychology|
|Publisher:||John Wiley & Sons Ltd.|
|Official Date:||November 1995|
|Page Range:||pp. 527-536|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||Economic and Social Research Council (Great Britain) (ESRC)|
|Grant number:||R000 23 2576 (ESRC)|
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