Accession Number : AD0612543

Title :   INTERFERENCE AND DECAY IN VERY SHORTTERM MEMORY,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH MEDICAL LABS TORONTO (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Mackworth,Jane F.

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Four experiments were conducted comparing the effect of message length on the recall of simple and mixed messages of digits, letters, colors, and shapes, presented visually. (Thirty-five housewives served as S2). The total correct recall was inversely related to the message length, with slope independent of composition but with intercept determined by the materials presented. The amount lost due to the second kind of material in a message was related to the time taken to read this material. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), (*RECALL, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), VISUAL SIGNALS, GEOMETRIC FORMS, NUMBERS, COLORS, LEARNING, READING, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, INTERFERENCE, ERRORS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE