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A temporal ratio model of memory.
A model of memory retrieval is described. The model embodies 4 main claims: (a) temporal memory--traces of items are represented in memory partly in terms of their temporal distance from the present;Expand
Contextual Diversity, Not Word Frequency, Determines Word-Naming and Lexical Decision Times
Word frequency is an important predictor of word-naming and lexical decision times. It is, however, confounded with contextual diversity, the number of contexts in which a word has been seen. In aExpand
Money and Happiness
Does money buy happiness, or does happiness come indirectly from the higher rank in society that money brings? We tested a rank-income hypothesis, according to which people gain utility from theExpand
A frequency count of 190,000 words in theLondon-Lund Corpus of English Conversation
A frequency count of more than 190,000 words of spoken English is presented. The count is based on a published corpus of spontaneous conversation (Svartvik & Quirk, 1980). A brief description of theExpand
Absolute identification by relative judgment.
In unidimensional absolute identification tasks, participants identify stimuli that vary along a single dimension. Performance is surprisingly poor compared with discrimination of the same stimuli.Expand
Serial Control of Phonology in Speech Production: A Hierarchical Model
A dynamic oscillator-based model of the sequencing of phonemes in speech production (OSCAR) is described. An analysis of phoneme movement errors (anticipations, perseverations, and exchanges) from aExpand
Scaling laws in cognitive sciences
Scaling laws are ubiquitous in nature, and they pervade neural, behavioral and linguistic activities. A scaling law suggests the existence of processes or patterns that are repeated across scales ofExpand
Time does not cause forgetting in short-term serial recall
Time-based theories expect memory performance to decline as the delay between study and recall of an item increases. The assumption of time-based forgetting, central to many models of serial recall,Expand
Sequence effects in categorization of simple perceptual stimuli.
Categorization research typically assumes that the cognitive system has access to a (more or less noisy) representation of the absolute magnitudes of the properties of stimuli and that thisExpand
Identification and bisection of temporal durations and tone frequencies: common models for temporal and nontemporal stimuli.
Two experiments examined identification and bisection of tones varying in temporal duration (Experiment 1) or frequency (Experiment 2). Absolute identification of both durations and frequencies wasExpand