Accession Number : AD0683926

Title :   REPETITION EFFECT AND SHORT-TERM MEMORY,

Corporate Author : TORONTO UNIV (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Marilyn C.

Report Date : 24 JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Two experiments are reported which attempted to determine the basis of the 'repetition effect,' i.e., the observed shorter reaction time (RT) for repeated events than for nonrepeated events. The 1st experiment was designed to determine whether the effect was due primarily to peripheral response facilitation, or primarily to more central coding effects. The 2nd experiment tested the hypothesis that the repetition effect resulted from short-term activation of the S-R memory trace. Some support was found for this prediction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), REFLEXES), (*MEMORY(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), PREDICTIONS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, CANADA

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE