6Variations on Sternberg

6Variations on Sternberg - (1) scanning rate goes from 38...

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Variations on Sternberg’s results Similar results for certain other stimuli but with different comparisons times: digits (38 ms/item), nonsense forms (45 ms/item), faces (56 ms/item). But…. If subjects are asked to recall item following test digit, then:
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Unformatted text preview: (1) scanning rate goes from 38 ms/item to 250 ms/ item, and (2) search becomes self-terminating. Also, if the list contains words from 2 semantic categories, then search is exhaustive within a category but self-terminating between categories....
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