Directly assessing the relationship between irrelevant speech and irrelevant tapping.


The acoustic confusion effect is the finding that lists of to-be-remembered items that sound similar to one another are recalled worse than otherwise comparable lists of items that sound different. Previous work has shown that concurrent irrelevant speech and concurrent irrelevant tapping both reduce the size of this effect, suggesting similarities between… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/1196-1961.62.3.141


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