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Repetition learning in the immediate serial recall of visual and auditory materials

Page, M.P.A., Cumming, N., Norris, D., Hitch, G.J. and McNeil, A.M. (2006) Repetition learning in the immediate serial recall of visual and auditory materials. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 32 (4). pp. 716-733. ISSN 0278-7393

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Abstract

In 5 experiments, a Hebb repetition effect, that is, improved immediate serial recall of an (unannounced) repeating list, was demonstrated in the immediate serial recall of visual materials, even when use of phonological short-term memory was blocked by concurrent articulation. The learning of a repeatedly presented letter list in one modality (auditory or visual) did not transfer to give improved performance on the same list in the other modality. This result was not replicated for word lists, however, for which asymmetric transfer was observed. Inferences are made about the structure of short-term memory and about the nature of the Hebb repetition effect.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Psychology (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2009 13:16
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2009 13:16
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0278-7393.32.4.716
Status: Published
Publisher: Apa American Psychological Association
Identification Number: 10.1037/0278-7393.32.4.716
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/6673

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