The Fan Effect : New Results and New Theories 1

  title={The Fan Effect : New Results and New Theories 1},
  author={John R. Anderson},
The fan effect (Anderson, 1974) has been attributed to interference among competing associations to a concept. Recently, it has been suggested that such effects might be due to multiple mental models (Radvansky, Spieler, & Zacks, 1993) or suppression of concepts (Anderson & Spellman, 1995; Conway & Engle, 1994). We show that the ACT-R (Adaptive Control of Thought-Rational) theory, which embodies associative interference, is consistent with the Radvansky et al results and we fail to find any… CONTINUE READING
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