Unformatted text preview: The average person can hold approximately seven (plus or minus two) items in short-term memory. Advanced Questions: 2. Typically, when the stimulus sequence consists of similar sounding letters, ones memory span is shorter than when the stimulus sequence contains of dissimilar sounding letter. Why might this be the case? This might be the case because when the word or stimulus sequence contains similar sounding letters then the individual might be confused in which order they were presented when having to recall all the words in their correct order....
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- Spring '10
- Corinne Townsend Lab, stimulus sequence, similar sounding letters