The effect of concurrent semantic categorization on delayed serial recall.

  title={The effect of concurrent semantic categorization on delayed serial recall.},
  author={Daniel J. Acheson and Maryellen C. MacDonald and Bradley R. Postle},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  volume={37 1},
The influence of semantic processing on the serial ordering of items in short-term memory was explored using a novel dual-task paradigm. Participants engaged in 2 picture-judgment tasks while simultaneously performing delayed serial recall. List material varied in the presence of phonological overlap (Experiments 1 and 2) and in semantic content (concrete words in Experiment 1 and 3; nonwords in Experiments 2 and 3). Picture judgments varied in the extent to which they required accessing visual… CONTINUE READING


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