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Unformatted text preview: for several seconds. Without active effort by participant, information in STM fades =Performing distractor task prevents participant from actively rehearsing trigram. METHOD-Each trial, participant saw 3 letters (trigram) for 2 seconds. You were given a distractor task that involved counting backwards by threes from a given number. After the distractor task, you were asked to recall the trigram. INDEPENDENT VARIABLE-Duration of the distractor task PARTICIPANT PREDICTION-Distractor task interferes w/ your ability to actively rehearse the trigram of letters. =You cant do the distractor task & simultaneously repeat the trigram over & over to yourself....
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course PSY 305 taught by Professor Reeves during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08