Role of Serial Order in the Irrelevant Speech Effect : Tests of the Changing-State Hypothesis

  title={Role of Serial Order in the Irrelevant Speech Effect : Tests of the Changing-State Hypothesis},
  author={Philip Beaman and Dylan M. Jones},
The effects of irrelevant speech were examined on a range of memory tasks. A missing-item task, which relied on a nonserial strategy for recall, proved less sensitive to the effects of irrelevant speech than one calling on memory for serial order. The finding that the effect of irrelevant speech both on a recognition task and on a paired-associates task was modified significantly by articulatory suppression further suggested that memory for serial order is the dominant feature of these tasks… CONTINUE READING
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