The effect of stimulus complexity on retrieval of information frown memory
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Eighteen Subjects performed an item recognition task involving memorized lists of one, two, and three nonsense forms at one of two levels of stimulus complexity. Analysis of RT-set size functions and serial position functions suggested that (a) when the memorized list consisted of simple figures, Subjects engaged in a serial exhaustive search of items stored in memory prior to responding and (b) when the memorized items were complex, an increase in set size was accompanied by a change in search strategy from a backward self-terminating search to a random self-terminating search.
Tolin, P., & Delegans, G.M. (1973). The effect of stimulus complexity on retrieval of information frown memory. Memory & Cognition, 1(3), 380–382. https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03198123
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