Short-term memory stages in sign vs. speech: The source of the serial span discrepancy

  title={Short-term memory stages in sign vs. speech: The source of the serial span discrepancy},
  author={Matthew L. Hall and Daphne Bavelier},
Speakers generally outperform signers when asked to recall a list of unrelated verbal items. This phenomenon is well established, but its source has remained unclear. In this study, we evaluate the relative contribution of the three main processing stages of short-term memory--perception, encoding, and recall--in this effect. The present study factorially manipulates whether American Sign Language (ASL) or English is used for perception, memory encoding, and recall in hearing ASL-English… CONTINUE READING

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