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Functional equivalence of verbal and spatial information in serial short-term memory.
Performance on a test of serial memory for the spatial position of a sequence of dots showed similarities to typical results from the serial recall of verbal material: a marked increase in error withExpand
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Disruption of short-term memory by changing and deviant sounds: support for a duplex-mechanism account of auditory distraction.
The disruption of short-term memory by to-be-ignored auditory sequences (the changing-state effect) has often been characterized as attentional capture by deviant events (deviation effect). However,Expand
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Interruption of the Tower of London task: support for a goal-activation approach.
  • H. Hodgetts, D. Jones
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. General
  • 1 February 2006
Unexpected interruptions introduced during the execution phase of simple Tower of London problems incurred a time cost when the interrupted goal was retrieved, and this cost was exacerbated theExpand
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Navigating Buildings in "Desk-Top" Virtual Environments: Experimental Investigations Using Extended Navigational Experience
Participants learned the layout of large-scale "virtual buildings" through extended navigational experience, using "desk-top" (i.e., nonimmersive) virtual environments (VEs). Experiment 1 recreated aExpand
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Auditory Distraction and Short-Term Memory: Phenomena and Practical Implications
A number of important practical implications that arise from these studies are discussed, including the finding that relatively quiet background sound will have a marked effect on efficiency in performing cognitive tasks. Expand
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Privileged Access by Irrelevant Speech to Short-term Memory: The Role of Changing State
Memory for visually presented items is impaired by speech that is played as an irrelevant background. The paper presents the view that changing state of the auditory material is an importantExpand
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Contextual cues aid recovery from interruption: the role of associative activation.
  • H. Hodgetts, D. Jones
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of experimental psychology. Learning…
  • 1 September 2006
A series of experiments introduced interruptions to the execution phase of simple Tower of London problems and found that the opportunity for preparation before the break in task reduced the timeExpand
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Interference by process, not content, determines semantic auditory distraction
Distraction by irrelevant background sound of visually-based cognitive tasks illustrates the vulnerability of attentional selectivity across modalities. Four experiments centred on auditoryExpand
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Cognitive control of auditory distraction: impact of task difficulty, foreknowledge, and working memory capacity supports duplex-mechanism account.
The influence of top-down cognitive control on 2 putatively distinct forms of distraction was investigated. Attentional capture by a task-irrelevant auditory deviation (e.g., a female-spoken tokenExpand
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The phonological store of working memory: is it phonological and is it a store?
The phonological store construct of the working memory model is critically evaluated. Three experiments test the prediction that the effect of irrelevant sound and the effect of phonologicalExpand
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