Accession Number : ADA114635


Title :   Skilled Memory.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY


Personal Author(s) : Chase,William G ; Ericsson,K Anders


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a114635.pdf


Report Date : 06 Nov 1980


Pagination or Media Count : 65


Abstract : A single subject was able to increase his digit span from 7 digits to 80 digits with about 250 hours of practice. Verbal protocols and various experimental procedures were used to analyze the cognitive processes underlying the acquisition of this skill, and a computer simulation model of the skill was developed and tested. The two essential components of the skill were a mnemonic system for coding digit groups into meaningful units, and a retrieval structure for retrieving these units from long-term memory. The theoretical implications of our research are discussed in terms of three principles of skilled memory. (Author)


Descriptors :   *Memory(Psychology) , *Learning , Mnemonics , Computerized simulation , Perception(Psychology) , Theory


Subject Categories : Psychology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE