A Model for Visual Memory Tasks1

  title={A Model for Visual Memory Tasks1},
  author={George Sperling},
  journal={Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society},
  pages={19 - 31}
  • G. Sperling
  • Published 1 February 1963
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
A model for visual recall tasks was presented in terms of visual information storage (VIS), scanning, rehearsal, and auditory information storage (AIS). It was shown first that brief visual stimuli are stored in VIS in a form similar to the sensory input. These visual “images” contain considerably more information than is transmitted later. They can be sampled by scanning for items at high rates of about 10 msec per letter. Recall is based on a verbal receding of the stimulus (rehearsal), which… 

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