Very rapid forgetting

Muter, Paul (1980) Very rapid forgetting. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Human forgetting can be much more rapid than previous experiments have indicated. Subjects who do not expect a test after a filled retention interval can rarely recall three consonants correctly after 2 sec of distraction. If there are two kinds of memory, primary and secondary, the present technique provides a purer method of studying forgetting from primary memory.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:forgetting, memory, short-term memory, primary memory, consciousness
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:797
Deposited By: Muter, Prof. Paul
Deposited On:17 Feb 1999
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54


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