Language and Short-Term Memory: The Role of Perceptual-Motor Affordance

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Macken, William John; Taylor, John C.; Jones, Dylan Marc;
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Journal: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition,volume 40,issue 5,pages1,257-1,270 (issn: 0278-7393, eissn: 1939-1285)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1037/a0036845, pmc: PMC4143182
  • Subject: RC0321 | modality | BF | redintegration | Research Articles | lexicality effect | auditory perception | articulatory fluency

The advantage for real words over nonwords in serial recall — the lexicality effect — is typically attributed to support for item-level phonology, either via redintegration, whereby partially degraded short-term traces are “cleaned up” via support from long-term represe... View more
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