Order Recall in Verbal Short-Term Memory is Influenced by Semantic Activation

Saint-Aubin, J., Poirier, M., Robichaud, J-M. & Guitard, D. (2016). Order Recall in Verbal Short-Term Memory is Influenced by Semantic Activation. International Journal of Psychology, 51, P0533. doi: 10.1002/ijop.12299

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Abstract

It has recently been suggested that order recall in short-term memory tasks is influenced by the level of activation of items in the lexico-semantic network. According to the Activated Network view, increasing the level of activation of an item would increase the probability of observing a migration of the item toward the beginning of the list (Poirier et al., 2015). We tested this prediction by manipulating the orthographic neighbourhood of to-be-recalled items. In Experiment 1, the first three items of a 7-item list were orthographic neighbours of the target item in Position 5. As predicted, at recall, the target item migrated more toward the beginning of the list than control items. In Experiment 2, all list items were orthographic neighbours of the target item located on Position 4, 5, or 6. Compared to control items, the target item migrated more toward the beginning than the end of the list.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Journal of Psychology on 22 July 2016, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1002/ijop.12299
Divisions: School of Social Sciences > Department of Psychology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/18573

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