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.
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- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)