ERIC Number: EJ724621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Feb
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Perceptual Organization Masquerading as Phonological Storage: Further Support for a Perceptual-Gestural View of Short-Term Memory
Jones, Dylan M.; Hughes, Robert W.; Macken, William J.
Journal of Memory and Language, v54 n2 p265-281 Feb 2006
Three experiments examined whether the survival of the phonological similarity effect (PSE) under articulatory suppression for auditory but not visual to-be-serially recalled lists is a perceptual effect rather than an effect arising from the action of a bespoke phonological store. Using a list of 5 auditory items, a list length at which the expression of phonological storage should, ostensibly, be strong, the PSE under suppression was removed at recency by a suffix (Experiment 1) and removed throughout by a suffix combined with a prefix (Experiment 2). Finally, the PSE under suppression could be restored simply by decreasing the acoustic similarity between the prefix-and-suffix and the to-be-remembered list (Experiment 3). The results favour a perceptual-gestural view over a dedicated-system view of short-term "memory."
Descriptors: Short Term Memory, Phonology, Grammar, Suffixes, Recall (Psychology), Auditory Perception, Foreign Countries
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