No difference in short-term memory span between sign and speech.

  title={No difference in short-term memory span between sign and speech.},
  author={Margaret C Wilson and Karen Emmorey},
  journal={Psychological science},
  volume={17 12},
The conclusions of Bavelier, Newport, Hall, Supalla, and Boutla (2006, this issue) are undermined by an inappropriate procedure for measuring articulation rate. They measured duration for reading a matrix of 200 letters (D. Bavelier, personal communication, May 17, 2006), which may involve a considerable load on visual attention, translation from print, and articulatory planning. This procedure may slow responses to a point where constraints on articulatory production cease to matter. With… CONTINUE READING
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