Inferring decay in short-term memory: The issue of capacity

@article{Roediger1977InferringDI,
  title={Inferring decay in short-term memory: The issue of capacity},
  author={Henry L Roediger and James L. Knight and Barry H. Kantowitz},
  journal={Memory \& Cognition},
  year={1977},
  volume={5},
  pages={167-176}
}
Experiments examining the issue of decay in short-term memory have assumed a single undifferentiated source of processing capacity which cannot be devoted to rehearsal when consumed in the processing of a nonverbal interpolated task. Three experiments reported here call this logic into question, since variations in difficulty in the nonverbal interpolated task failed to affect recall. Slight forgetting produced by a nonverbal interpolated task, relative to a no interpolated task control, was… Expand
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