ERIC Number: EJ823679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
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Postscript: Distinguishing between Temporal Context and Short-Term Store
Howard, Marc W.; Kahana, Michael J.; Sederberg, Per B.
Psychological Review, v115 n4 p1125-1126 Oct 2008
Space does not allow us to make detailed rebuttals to Davelaar, Usher, Haarmann, and Goshen-Gottstein's criticisms of the temporal context model's (TCM-A's) ability to account for dissociations between immediate and delayed recall nor to explain how TCM could account for list discrimination experiments. We agree that future work is needed to reach a satisfactory conclusion to these issues. Here we focus on their larger point that temporal context in TCM (Howard & Kahana, 2002) is best thought of as a new form of short-term store (STS). The designation STS carries with it connotations that are inconsistent with properties of temporal context that endows TCM with considerable explanatory power. We close with a proposal for a better way to reconcile Sederberg, Howard, and Kahana's (2008) TCM-A model and the Davelaar, Goshen-Gottstein, Ashkenazi, Haarmann, and Usher (2005) model.
Descriptors: Models, Recall (Psychology), Context Effect, Short Term Memory, Time Perspective, Brain
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