Journal article

Shifting attention in cued recall

S Dennis, JK Kruschke

Australian Journal of Psychology | AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 1998


In category learning, the order in which cases are presented affects how they are learned. Categories that are presented early are encoded in terms of their typical features, while categories that are presented late are coded in terms of their distinctive features. Kruschke (1996) suggested that learners shift their attention to the distinctive features in later learning to avoid interference from earlier cases. In this article, we show that the same principle applies in cued recall. Subjects consecutively studied two lists of word triples, using an anticipation procedure. The second list was composed of triples that contained one of the words from the first list. The pattern of cued recall ..

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