Memory Scanning: New Findings and Current Controversies

  title={Memory Scanning: New Findings and Current Controversies},
  author={Saul Sternberg},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  pages={1 - 32}
  • S. Sternberg
  • Published 1975
  • Psychology
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Introduction : the reaction-time method in memory research. The item-recognition paradigm. Early findings and interpretations : the exhaustive-search model. Generalizations and extensions of paradigm and phenomenon. Findings that challenge the model or limit its scope, and what to do about them. Alternative models of the comparison process. 6. I Self-terminating search. 6.2 Trace-strength discrimination. 6.3 Parallel comparisons. New findings. 7.1 The translation effect. 7.2 Partial selectivity… Expand

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