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ERIC Number: EJ962906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Apr
Pages: 49
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-295X
Temporal Clustering and Sequencing in Short-Term Memory and Episodic Memory
Farrell, Simon
Psychological Review, v119 n2 p223-271 Apr 2012
A model of short-term memory and episodic memory is presented, with the core assumptions that (a) people parse their continuous experience into episodic clusters and (b) items are clustered together in memory as episodes by binding information within an episode to a common temporal context. Along with the additional assumption that information within a cluster is serially ordered, the model accounts for a number of phenomena from short-term memory (with a focus on serial recall) and episodic memory (with a focus on free recall). The model also accounts for the effects of aging on serial and free recall, apparent temporal isolation effects in short- and long-term memory, and the relation between individual differences in working memory and episodic memory performance. (Contains 13 footnotes, 4 tables, and 29 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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