Memorabeatlia: A naturalistic study of long-term memory

@article{Hyman1990MemorabeatliaAN,
  title={Memorabeatlia: A naturalistic study of long-term memory},
  author={I. Hyman and D. Rubin},
  journal={Memory \& Cognition},
  year={1990},
  volume={18},
  pages={205-214}
}
Seventy-six undergraduates were given the titles and first lines of Beatles’ songs and asked to recall the songs. Seven hundred and four different undergraduates were cued with one line from each of 25 Beatles’ songs and asked to recall the title. The probability of recalling a line was best predicted by the number of times a line was repeated in the song and how early the line first appeared in the song. The probability of cuing to the title was best predicted by whether the line shared words… Expand

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