Persistence of the spacing effect in free recall under varying incidental learning conditions.

@article{Shaughnessy1976PersistenceOT,
  title={Persistence of the spacing effect in free recall under varying incidental learning conditions.},
  author={J J Shaughnessy},
  journal={Memory & cognition},
  year={1976},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={369-77}
}
In three incidental learning experiments, an attempt was made to eliminate the processing deficit under massed presentation that is assumed to be responsible for the spacing effect in free recall, according to the attenuation of attention hypothesis. This was to be accomplished in Experiment I by requiring subjects to attend specifically to the total exposure duration of each item and in Experiments II and III by requiring subjects to rate the successive occurrences of repeated items on… CONTINUE READING