Short-Term Forgetting of Order under Conditions of Reduced Interference

  title={Short-Term Forgetting of Order under Conditions of Reduced Interference},
  author={James S. Nairne and Howard L. Whiteman and Matthew R Kelley},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  pages={241 - 251}
Three experiments examined the short-term retention of order in a modified Brown-Peterson task. Our intent was to examine the loss of order memory, unconfounded by item memory, under conditions in which interference from prior trials is kept low. In previous work on the short-term forgetting of order, experimenters have tended to repeat the same items across trials or to draw from a restricted set; in our experiments, we changed the to-be-recalled items from trial to trial and used… 

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