The free recall search process introduces errors in short term memory but apparently not in long term memory

Tarnow, Dr. Eugen (2011) The free recall search process introduces errors in short term memory but apparently not in long term memory. [Preprint]

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Here it is reported that the free recall search process increases the error rate for short term memory (about 1% per second in data from Murdock & Okada (1970)) but not for long term memory (in data from McDermott (1996)). If the short term memory search process introduces random excitations, which would account for the search errors, the subjects should be unaware of making such errors. This is in agreement with DRM findings (Gallo, 2010) and the new finding that the error terminated distributions in Murdock (1962) are the same as those terminated by studied items.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:short term memory, memory search, memory errors, long term memory
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:7337
Deposited By: Tarnow, Dr. Eugen
Deposited On:01 Jun 2011 11:20
Last Modified:01 Jun 2011 11:20

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