Large individual differences in free recall

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Tarnow, Eugen (2016)
  • Subject: Quantitative Biology - Other Quantitative Biology

Using single factor ANOVA I show that there are large individual differences in free recall ({\eta} ranges from 0.09-0.26) including the total recall, the balance between recency and primacy, and the initial recall (subsequent recalls show smaller individual differences). All three memory properties are relatively uncorrelated. The variance in the initial position may be a measure of executive control and is correlated with total recall (the smaller the variation, the larger the recall).
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