Spacing and lag effects in free recall of pure lists

@article{Kahana2005SpacingAL,
  title={Spacing and lag effects in free recall of pure lists},
  author={Michael J. Kahana and Marc W Howard},
  journal={Psychonomic Bulletin \& Review},
  year={2005},
  volume={12},
  pages={159-164}
}
Repeating list items leads to better recall when the repetitions are separated by several unique items than when they are presented successively; thespacing effect refers to improved recall for spaced versus successive repetition (lag > 0 vs. lag = 0); thelag effect refers to improved recall for long lags versus short lags. Previous demonstrations of the lag effect have utilized lists containing a mixture of items with varying degrees of spacing. Because differential rehearsal of items in mixed… 
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