On the Form of Forgetting

@article{Wixted1991OnTF,
  title={On the Form of Forgetting},
  author={J. Wixted and E. Ebbesen},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={1991},
  volume={2},
  pages={409 - 415}
}
Almost everyone would agree that the course of forgetting is some curvilinear function of time. The purpose of the research described herein was to identify the nature of that function. Three experiments are reported, two involving human subjects and one involving pigeons. The human experiments investigated this issue using recall of words and recognition of faces, whereas the pigeon experiment employed the standard delayed matching-to-sample task. In all cases, the course of forgetting was… Expand
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