Tactile Ranschburg effects: facilitation and inhibitory repetition effects analogous to verbal memory.

Roe, D., Johnson, A.J. and Miles, C., 2016. Tactile Ranschburg effects: facilitation and inhibitory repetition effects analogous to verbal memory. Memory. (In Press)

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Abstract

The present paper examines the effect of within-sequence item repetitions in tactile order memory. Employing an immediate serial recall (ISR) procedure, participants reconstructed a 6-item sequence tapped upon their fingers by moving those fingers in the order of original stimulation. In Experiment 1a, within-sequence repetition of an item separated by 2- intervening items resulted in a significant reduction in recall accuracy for that repeated item (i.e. the Ranschburg effect). In Experiment 1b, within-sequence repetition of an adjacent item resulted in significant recall facilitation for that repeated item. These effects mirror those reported for verbal stimuli (e.g. Henson, 1998a). These data are the first to demonstrate the Ranschburg effect with non-verbal stimuli and suggest further cross-modal similarities in order memory.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1464-0686
Uncontrolled Keywords:tactile memory; order memory; Ranschburg effect; response suppression; serial position effects
Subjects:UNSPECIFIED
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:24475
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:08 Aug 2016 09:26
Last Modified:13 Sep 2016 09:09

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