Counting backward by threes following list presentation depresses only the terminal segment of the serial position curve in a free recall task. It was found that if the list is presented a second time, the entire curve is reduced uniformly, not merely the terminal segment. The significance of this result is discussed with respect to the duplexity and unitary theories of memory.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Memory and Cognition|
|State||Published - Jul 1977|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)