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Inferring decay in short-term memory: The issue of capacity.
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PMID:  24202808     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Experiments examining the issue of decay in short-term memory have assumed a single undifferentiated source of processing capacity which cannot be devoted to rehearsal when consumed in the processing of a nonverbal interpolated task. Three experiments reported here call this logic into question, since variations in difficulty in the nonverbal interpolated task failed to affect recall. Slight forgetting produced by a nonverbal interpolated task, relative to a no interpolated task control, was attributed to qualitative differences from performing two tasks simultaneously rather than only one. Results from the third experiment indicated that retrieval after a period of nonverbal interpolated activity is from primary rather than secondary memory.
H L Roediger; J L Knight; B H Kantowitz
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Memory & cognition     Volume:  5     ISSN:  0090-502X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mem Cognit     Publication Date:  1977 Mar 
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Created Date:  2013-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0357443     Medline TA:  Mem Cognit     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  167-76     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Psychology, Purdue University, 47907, West Lafayette, Indiana.
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