Pauses and durations exhibit a serial position effect.

@article{Haberlandt2005PausesAD,
  title={Pauses and durations exhibit a serial position effect.},
  author={Karl F Haberlandt and Holly Lawrence and Talia S Krohn and Katherine Bower and J Graham Thomas},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2005},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={152-8}
}
This article reports evidence of two kinds of serial position effects in immediate serial recall: One involves interresponse pauses, and the other response durations. In forward and backward recall, responding was faster at initial and final positions than at center positions, exhibitinga bow-shaped function relative to serial position. These data were obtained in a spoken recall study in which ungrouped lists of four to six words and postcuing of recall direction were used. The pause pattern… CONTINUE READING

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