Serial Recall of Rhythms and Verbal Sequences: Impacts of Concurrent Tasks and Irrelevant Sound

  title={Serial Recall of Rhythms and Verbal Sequences: Impacts of Concurrent Tasks and Irrelevant Sound},
  author={Debbora Hall and Susan E. Gathercole},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  pages={1580 - 1592}
Rhythmic grouping enhances verbal serial recall, yet very little is known about memory for rhythmic patterns. The aim of this study was to compare the cognitive processes supporting memory for rhythmic and verbal sequences using a range of concurrent tasks and irrelevant sounds. In Experiment 1, both concurrent articulation and paced finger tapping during presentation and during a retention interval impaired rhythm recall, while letter recall was only impaired by concurrent articulation. In… Expand

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