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dc.contributor.advisor Martin, Randi C.
dc.creatorHamilton, Andrew Cris
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:50:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:50:47Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/17683
dc.description.abstract These experiments explore the role of proactive interference in short-term memory using a probe recognition task (Monsell, 1974). Experiment 1 indicated that such tasks were particularly difficult for certain patients. Experiment 2 employed negative probes that were phonologically or semantically related to list items in the same or previous list. Subjects included patients with semantic and phonological short-term memory deficits, older adults and undergraduate subjects. Healthy subjects showed significant interference effects on both phonologically and semantically related probes, but only for probes related to items in the same list. A patient with a semantic short-term memory deficit showed interference effects for both phonologically and semantically related probes in both same and previous list conditions. A patient with a phonological short-term memory deficit showed no such effect. Results are discussed in context of theoretical implications for short-term memory models proposing distinctions between phonological and semantic capacities.
dc.format.extent 75 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCognitive psychology
dc.title Proactive interference in phonological and semantic short-term memory deficits
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
dc.identifier.citation Hamilton, Andrew Cris. "Proactive interference in phonological and semantic short-term memory deficits." (2004) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/17683.


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