The effects of interference tasks on recency in the free recall of action events

  title={The effects of interference tasks on recency in the free recall of action events},
  author={Ronald L. Cohen},
  journal={Psychological Research},
  • R. L. Cohen
  • Published 1989
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Research
SummaryLists of verbal instructions were read aloud and each was enacted either by the subject (SPTs) or by the experimenter (EPTs). In Experiment 1 free recall was made of lists of SPTs and EPTs either immediately after presentation, after an empty 20-s delay interval, or after a 20-s delay interval filled with backward counting. The recall of recency items was unaffected by the empty delay interval, but was somewhat reduced by the counting task. In Experiment 2 free recall was made of lists… Expand

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