Effect of retention interval on serial position curves for item recognition of visual patterns and faces

Citation
Jr. Kerr et al., Effect of retention interval on serial position curves for item recognition of visual patterns and faces, J EXP PSY L, 25(6), 1999, pp. 1475-1494
Citations number
45
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Psycology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY-LEARNING MEMORY AND COGNITION
ISSN journal
0278-7393 → ACNP
Volume
25
Issue
6
Year of publication
1999
Pages
1475 - 1494
Database
ISI
SICI code
0278-7393(199911)25:6<1475:EORIOS>2.0.ZU;2-A
Abstract
In 9 experiments, participants were presented with a series of 4 novel item s, followed by an immediate or delayed probe recognition test. Delaying the recognition test reduced performance on the final item, when the interpres entation intervals (IPIs) were kept constant (Experiments 1A-1G), and also when the IPIs were varied (Experiments 2A-2B). Only 1 experiment reported a ny evidence of increased primacy with delay when the IPIs were kept constan t, but this result failed to replicate. Neither Experiment 2A nor 2B provid ed evidence of increased primacy with test delay or any effect of IPI on re cency. However, Experiment 2A showed a deficit at the first serial position when followed by a short IPI. These results do not support the predictions of the dimensional distinctiveness model but are broadly compatible with e stablished information-processing models of visual memory.