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A spatial modality effect in serial memory

Tremblay, Sebastien, Parmentier, Fabrice B. R., Guérard, Katherine, Nicholls, Alastair P. and Jones, Dylan Marc 2006. A spatial modality effect in serial memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition 32 (5) , pp. 1208-1215. 10.1037/0278-7393.32.5.1208

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Abstract

In 2 experiments, the authors tested whether the classical modality effect--that is, the stronger recency effect for auditory items relative to visual items--can be extended to the spatial domain. An order reconstruction task was undertaken with four types of material: visual-spatial, auditory-spatial, visual-verbal, and auditory-verbal. Similar serial position curves were obtained regardless of the nature of the to-be-remembered sequences, with the exception that a modality effect was found with spatial as well as with verbal materials. The results are discussed with regard to a number of models of short-term memory.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: American Psychological Association
ISSN: 1939-1285
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 10:08
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/33002

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