Distinctiveness and serial position effects in tonal sequences.

@article{Surprenant2001DistinctivenessAS,
  title={Distinctiveness and serial position effects in tonal sequences.},
  author={Aim{\'e}e M. Surprenant},
  journal={Perception & psychophysics},
  year={2001},
  volume={63 4},
  pages={737-45}
}
The proportion-of-the-total-duration rule (Kidd & Watson, 1992) states that the detectability of a change in a component of a tonal sequence can be predicted by the proportional duration of the changed component relative to the length of the sequence as a whole. A similar viewpoint relies on temporal distinctiveness to account for primacy, recency, and other serial position effects in memory (Murdock, 1960; Neath, 1993a, 1993b). Such distinctiveness models predict that an item will be… CONTINUE READING

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