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Bending the power law : A CMPL theory of strategy shifts and the automatization of cognitive skills
The shift with practice from use of generic, multistep problem-solving strategies to fast and relatively effortless memory-based strategies, was explored in 2 experiments using pseudoarithmetic
Strategy execution in cognitive skill learning: an item-level test of candidate models.
  • T. Rickard
  • Psychology
    Journal of experimental psychology. Learning…
  • 2004
TLDR
This article investigates the transition to memory-based performance that commonly occurs with practice on tasks that initially require use of a multistep algorithm and shows that overlaying of averaged item fits on averaged data can provide a sensitive test for model sufficiency.
A revised identical elements model of arithmetic fact representation.
  • T. Rickard
  • Psychology
    Journal of experimental psychology. Learning…
  • 1 March 2005
TLDR
A simple and empirically motivated revision to the identical elements model of arithmetic fact representation is proposed that accommodates conflicting results, provides a novel account of the ties effect, and makes new and nonintuitive predictions for the factoring operation.
Sleep and motor learning: Is there room for consolidation?
TLDR
It is concluded that sleep does not enhance motor learning and that the role of sleep in the stabilization of memory cannot be conclusively determined based on the literature to date.
Sleep does not enhance motor sequence learning.
TLDR
In 2 experiments the authors show that when these factors are controlled for, or when their effects are substantially reduced, the sleep enhancement effect is eliminated.
Transfer of Test-Enhanced Learning: Meta-Analytic Review and Synthesis
TLDR
The findings of the first comprehensive meta-analytic review into testing yield learning that transfers to different contexts motivate a three-factor framework for transfer of test-enhanced learning and have practical implications for the effective use of practice testing in educational and other training contexts.
On the cognitive structure of basic arithmetic skills: Operation, order, and symbol transfer effects.
In 2 experiments, college Ss practiced extensively on single-digit multiplication and division problems (e.g., = 6 × 9; 42 = × 6) and were tested on both practice problems and several altered
Losing Their Configural Mind: Amnesic Patients Fail on Transverse Patterning
A configural theory of human amnesia is proposed. The theory predicts that amnesic patients will exhibit selective deficits on tasks that normal subjects perform by learning new configurations of
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