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ERIC Number: EJ1008325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
When Spatial and Temporal Contiguities Help the Integration in Working Memory: "A Multimedia Learning" Approach
Mammarella, Nicola; Fairfield, Beth; Di Domenico, Alberto
Learning and Individual Differences, v24 p139-144 Apr 2013
Two experiments examined the effects of spatial and temporal contiguities in a working memory binding task that required participants to remember coloured objects. In Experiment 1, a black and white drawing and a corresponding phrase that indicated its colour perceptually were either near or far (spatial study condition), while in Experiment 2, the colour phrase and the black and white drawing were presented either simultaneously or sequentially (temporal study condition). Results showed that the absence of contiguity negatively affected binding performance. Data is discussed in line with theoretical and multimedia models of integrative processes in working memory. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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