Iconic memory of icon?

Chow, Dr Siu L. (1987) Iconic memory of icon? [Journal (Paginated)]

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The objectives of the present commentary are to show that (1) one important theoretical property of iconic memory is inconsistent with a retinotopic icon, (2) data difficult for the notion of an icon do not necessarily challenge the notion of an iconic store, (3) the iconic store, as a theoretical mechanism, is an ecologically valid one, and (4) the rationale of experimentation is such that the experimental task need not mimic the phenomenon being studied.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Iconic memory, ecological validity, informational persistence
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:2956
Deposited By: Chow, Dr. Siu L.
Deposited On:19 May 2003
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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