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ERIC Number: ED167976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Attention and Modality Effects in STM: A Second Look. Occasional Paper No. 14.
Evans, Thomas; Byers, Joe
The auditory/verbal short-term memory of 64 college students was examined across a wide range of retention intervals (5 seconds to 60 seconds). High attention during interpolated processing was ensured by monitoring rehearsal with a combination of methods, and errors were analyzed for evidence of proactive and intra-unit interference. Recall of three- and five-digit items was excellent under the conditions of modality isolation of interpolated processing. In fact, only 4% of all three-digit items and 10% of all five-digit items were forgotten for reasons other than proactive intrusion of intra-unit interference. The results support an interdependent model of attention and modality effects in short-term forgetting. (Author/FL)
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824 ($1.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.