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Grouping in short-term memory: do oscillators code the positions of items?
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PMID:  15641915     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
According to several current models of short-term memory, items are retained in order by associating them with positional codes. The models differ as to whether temporal oscillators provide those codes. The authors examined errors in recall of sequences comprising 2 groups of 4 consonants. A critical manipulation was the precise timing of items within the groups, whereby temporal position (time from group onset) and ordinal position (number of items from group onset) were partially unconfounded. Errors that involve items migrating across groups should preserve within-group temporal position according to oscillator models, but should preserve within-group ordinal position according to nonoscillator models. Results from the intergroup errors strongly favored preservation of ordinal rather than temporal position.
Honey L H Ng; Murray T Maybery
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition     Volume:  31     ISSN:  0278-7393     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn     Publication Date:  2005 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-01-11     Completed Date:  2005-05-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207540     Medline TA:  J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
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2005 APA
School of Psychology, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WAU, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Memory, Short-Term*
Mental Recall
Speech Perception
Time Factors

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