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dc.contributor.advisor Watkins, Michael J.
dc.creatorBrems, Douglas J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T21:34:56Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T21:34:56Z
dc.date.issued 1984
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/104906
dc.description.abstract The effect of presentation modality on recall was studied in two experiments. In the first, lists of alternating auditory and visual words were presented at a 15-second rate, with a visual distractor task interpolated between each word. Recall was asked for immediately after each list, and again after all lists had been presented. A large modality effect (auditory advantage) was obtained in immediate recall but no difference between modalities was found in final recall. In the second experiment, this modality effect was attenuated with the use of phonologically similar words, and the effect was replicated with a fast presentation rate. An echoic memory interpretation of the modality effect is offered, in which it is suggested that echoic memory persists until the time of recall to be used directly and not via a long-term modality independent memory system.
dc.format.extent 42 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title The persistence of echoic memory: evidence from the effect of presentation modality in immediate and final recall tasks
dc.identifier.digital RICE2555
dc.contributor.committeeMember Lane, David M.;Brelsford, John W.
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Psychology
thesis.degree.discipline Social Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts
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dc.identifier.callno Thesis Psych. 1984 Brems
dc.identifier.citation Brems, Douglas J.. "The persistence of echoic memory: evidence from the effect of presentation modality in immediate and final recall tasks." (1984) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/104906.


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