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Very rapid forgetting: Reply to Cunningham, Healy, Till, Fendrich, and Dimitry

Muter, Paul (1995) Very rapid forgetting: Reply to Cunningham, Healy, Till, Fendrich, and Dimitry. [Journal (Paginated)]

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In this comment, it is argued that the experiments by Cunningham, Healy, Till, Fendrich, and Dimitry (1993) do not constitute failures to replicate Muter's (1980) finding of very rapid forgetting and do not undermine the conclusion of more rapid forgetting from primary memory than had previously been estimated. In Cunningham et al.'s experiments, expectancy of recall after a filled retention interval, a crucial variable in very rapid forgetting, was more than an order of magnitude higher than in Muter's experiments, and the distracting task was substantially easier.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:memory, forgetting, consciousness, short-term memory, primary memory
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:796
Deposited By:Muter, Prof. Paul
Deposited On:17 Feb 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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