Phonological Similarity in Serial Recall : Constraints on Theories of Memory

@inproceedings{Lewandowsky2007PhonologicalSI,
  title={Phonological Similarity in Serial Recall : Constraints on Theories of Memory},
  author={Stephan Lewandowsky},
  year={2007}
}
In short-term serial recall, similar-sounding items are remembered more poorly than items that do not sound alike. When lists mix similar and dissimilar items, performance on the dissimilar items is of considerable theoretical interest. S. Farrell and S. Lewandowsky (2003) recently showed that if guessing strategies are controlled, dissimilar items on mixed lists are recalled more accurately than on pure dissimilar lists, a finding that challenges several current theories of serial recall. This… CONTINUE READING