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ERIC Number: ED091194
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-17
Pages: 27
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Information Memory Processing and Retrieval: Relationships of the Intellect with the Processing of a Learning and Cognition Task.
Moser, Gene W.
Reported is one of a series of investigations of the Project on an Information Memory Model. This study was done to test an information memory model for identifying the unit of information structure involved in task cognitions by humans. Four groups of 30 randomly selected subjects (ages 7, 9, 11 and 15 years) performed a sorting task of 14 geometric figures. They then recalled the properties of color, shape and identity numbers of figures in spatial locations, corresponding to the display of figures in the passive learning session. As the age of subjects increased, there were more set elements constructed in the figural sorting task but the increase was not significantly greater until done by the 15-year-old subjects who, incidently, had the lowest average intelligence quotient. This indicated that the increased cognition level obtained was not specifically a function of intelligence. One general conclusion was one which alludes to a Piagetian interpretation of mental maturation. The experimental age groups encompassed "early" and "late" stages of concrete and formal operations. (Author/PEB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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