The ineluctable modality of the audible: perceptual determinants of auditory verbal short-term memory.

@article{Maidment2012TheIM,
  title={The ineluctable modality of the audible: perceptual determinants of auditory verbal short-term memory.},
  author={David W Maidment and William J. Macken},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Human perception and performance},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={989-97}
}
Classical cognitive accounts of verbal short-term memory (STM) invoke an abstract, phonological level of representation which, although it may be derived differently via different modalities, is itself amodal. Key evidence for this view is that serial recall of phonologically similar verbal items (e.g., the letter sounds b, c, g, and d) is worse than that of dissimilar items, regardless of modality of presentation. Here we show that the effect of such phonological similarity in STM can be fully… CONTINUE READING
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