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memory span - CogLab Report: Memory Span Introduction The...

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CogLab Report: Memory Span Introduction The question under investigation is memory span, that is, the measure of working memory capacity. Many theories of cognition propose that there is a short-term or working memory system that is able to hold a limited amount of information for a short period of time. The existence of short-term memory is largely based on memory-span types of experiments, and was noted that memory span was approximately seven for a wide variety of stimuli, meaning that we could store approximately seven items. Later studies found that memory span could be influenced by a variety of stimulus characteristics. Memory span has been linked to performance on intelligence tests, standardized tests, reading skills, problem solving, and a variety of other cognitive tasks. This experiment is designed to measure working memory capacity. Individuals will be given a list of items and asked to recall the list. The list length is varied to see at what list length participants will make few errors. That list length is the memory span for that
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2008 for the course PSY 432 taught by Professor Hornak during the Spring '08 term at Meredith.

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