A review of the tip-of-the-tongue experience.

@article{Brown1991ARO,
  title={A review of the tip-of-the-tongue experience.},
  author={A. S. Brown},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1991},
  volume={109 2},
  pages={
          204-23
        }
}
  • A. S. Brown
  • Published 1991
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological bulletin
The tip-of-the-tongue experience (TOT) has intrigued psychologists for nearly a century. R. Brown and McNeil (1966) provided the first systematic exploration of the phenomenon, and the findings since their seminal study suggest that TOTs (a) are a nearly universal experience, (b) occur about once a week, (c) increase with age, (d) are frequently elicited by proper names, (e) often enable access to the target word's first letter, (f) are often accompanied by words related to the target, and (g… Expand
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