Perception and immediate recall of normal and “compressed” auditory sequences

  title={Perception and immediate recall of normal and “compressed” auditory sequences},
  author={D. Aaronson and N. Robert Markowitz and Hollis Shapiro},
  journal={Perception & Psychophysics},
For a fixed presentation rate, the ratio of speech-to-pause time was varied in three experiments. Ss recalled seven-digit sequences or monitored for item or order information in addition to recall. Removing 33% of the speech and substituting pause time improved recall accuracy and monitoring reaction times. The data suggest that loss of order information in recall may result from cumulative perceptual delays when adequate pause time is unavailable.