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Mental models and the fan effect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1834775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Explanations of data from fan effect experiments have been based on propositional network models. This article presents findings not readily predicted by such models. In particular, in three experiments we found that, during a speeded-recognition test, subjects retrieved facts about several objects associated with a single location faster than facts about several locations associated with a single object. Indeed, there was no fan effect in the former case despite the fact that there were an equivalent number of associations among concepts in both conditions. We suggest that such data are consistent with a mental model representational account.
G A Radvansky; R T Zacks
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0278-7393     ISO Abbreviation:  J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn     Publication Date:  1991 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-12-11     Completed Date:  1991-12-11     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207540     Medline TA:  J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  940-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824-1117.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Memory / physiology*
Models, Psychological*
Neuropsychological Tests
Wechsler Scales
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