Recall termination in free recall

Miller, J. F. and Weidemann, Christoph T. and Kahana, M. J. (2012) Recall termination in free recall. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Although much is known about the dynamics of memory search in the free recall task, relatively little is known about the factors related to recall termination. Rean- alyzing individual trial data from 14 prior studies (1,079 participants in 28,015 trials) and defining termination as occurring when a final response is followed by a long nonresponse interval, we observed that termination proba- bility increased throughout the recall period and that retriev- al was more likely to terminate following an error than following a correct response. Among errors, termination probability was higher following prior-list intrusions and repetitions than following extralist intrusions. To verify that this pattern of results can be seen in a single study, we report a new experiment in which 80 participants contributed recall data from a total of 9,122 trials. This experiment replicated the pattern observed in the aggregate analysis of the prior studies.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
ID Code:8719
Deposited By: Weidemann, Christoph T.
Deposited On:09 Nov 2012 20:00
Last Modified:18 Feb 2013 15:13


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