ERIC Number: ED113689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Reference Count: 0
The Integration of Discrete Verbal Units in Recognition Memory.
Underwood, Benton J.; And Others
In an earlier study, subjects who were shown the two words "inside" and "consult" at two different points in a study list of two syllable words were willing to accept the word "insult" as having been on the study list. It was concluded that each syllable had a representation in memory over and beyond the semantic factors which are normally represented with words. The two experiments described in the present study take the theoretical position that the syllable was represented in memory as a visual-phonetic-articulatory frequency unit. In the first experiment, two independent words were presented for study with varying lags, the test being for the two words having meaning as a pair. In the other, elements of compound words were presented separately with the test being on the compound word. The subjects had to decide whether the two words had or had not been presented together on the study trial. The original position, that the syllables were represented in memory as a visual-phonetic-articulatory-frequency unit, was supported. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Dept. of Psychology.