A short‐term perceptual priming account of spacing effects in explicit cued‐memory tasks for unfamiliar stimuli

  title={A short‐term perceptual priming account of spacing effects in explicit cued‐memory tasks for unfamiliar stimuli},
  author={Nicola Mammarella and Steve E. Avons and Riccardo Russo},
  journal={European Journal of Cognitive Psychology},
  pages={387 - 402}
Memory for repeated items improves when presentations are spaced during study. This effect is found in explicit memory tasks using different types of material, different experimental paradigms, and in different subject populations. Two experiments are described where the spacing effect was assessed on a yes/no recognition memory task using words and nonwords as targets. The main results showed that changing the font between repeated occurrences of targets at study did not affect the spacing… 
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