Infants get five stars on iconic memory tests: a partial-report test of 6-month-old infants' iconic memory capacity.

@article{Blaser2010InfantsGF,
  title={Infants get five stars on iconic memory tests: a partial-report test of 6-month-old infants' iconic memory capacity.},
  author={Erik Blaser and Zsuzsa Kaldy},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2010},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={1643-5}
}
By the late 19th century, tests of adults' short-term visual memory—how much one retains from a briefly presented display—had acquired a familiar character: An alphanumeric array was presented and then removed, and participants were asked to report the items they had seen (Wundt, 1912). These whole-report tests revealed memory capacities of three to four items (Cattell, 1886; Sperling, 1960). However, participants often felt that they had seen more items than they had described, but that they… CONTINUE READING

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