Journal article

Using Response Time Distributions and Race Models to Characterize Primacy and Recency Effects in Free Recall Initiation

Adam F Osth, Simon Farrell

Psychological Review | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2019


Awarded by ARC Discovery Early Career award

Awarded by ARC Future Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

We give special thanks to Mike Kahana and colleagues for generously sharing these datasets and Karl Healey for assistance with extracting response times from the PEERS datasets. We also thank Mike Kahana and Geoff Ward for their very helpful comments on a previous version of this article. Portions of this work were presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, the 2018 Australian Mathematical Psychology conference, the 2018 Context and Episodic Memory Symposium, and the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology, and a preprint of this work was shared on the Open Science Foundation (OSF) website. This work was supported by ARC Discovery Early Career award (DE170100106) awarded to Adam F. Osth, and an ARC Future Fellowship (FT130100149) awarded to Simon Farrell. Model code can be found at