ERIC Number: ED350346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Differences in Recall of Pictures and Words as a Function of Hemisphericity.
Gadzella, Bernadette M.; And Others
Differences between left and right hemispheric subjects in recalling information presented as pictures and words were studied. The hemisphericity of 133 college students (37 males and 96 females) was identified using the Human Information Process Survey. These subjects were shown 25 concrete nouns individually either as pictures or words. The data were evaluated using analysis of variance by hemisphericity, modality, gender, and age groups, respectively. The differences between left and right hemispherics on pictures and words did not quite reach statistical significance, although the trend was indicative of previously reported findings. There were significant differences when pictures and words, respectively, were shown to left and right hemispherics. In both cases, picture information was recalled much better. Left hemispheric women recalled more words than did right hemispheric women, and women were generally left hemispheric. The 2 older age groups, 21 through 29 years, and 30 through 54 years, recalled more pictures than words. Three tables present study findings. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Human Information Process Survey; Pictures; Words
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Psychological Association (San Antonio, TX, November 9, 1991).