Journal article

TOWARD A THEORY OF HUMAN-MEMORY - DATA-STRUCTURES AND ACCESS PROCESSES

MS HUMPHREYS, J WILES, S DENNIS

Behavioral and Brain Sciences | CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS | Published : 1994

Abstract

AbstractStarting from Marr's ideas about levels of explanation, a theory of the data structures and access processes in human memory is demonstrated on 10 tasks. Functional characteristics of human memory are captured implementation-independently. Our theory generates a multidimensional task classification subsuming existing classifications such as the distinction between tasks that are implicit versus explicit, data driven versus conceptually driven, and simple associative (two-way bindings) versus higher order (threeway bindings), providing a broad basis for new experiments. The formal language clarifies the binding problem in episodic memory, the role of input pathways in both episodic an..

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