THE EFFECT OF VARIOUS MODES OF REHEARSAL ON SHORT-TERM RECALL.
INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY UNIV OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST
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As part of a program of study directed to improving humandata reception, processing and storage, this activity sponsored experimental research to investigate three variables the strategies employed by human subjects the organization of the information being communicated and the characteristics of the display itself. This report deals with the human operation of rehearsing briefly-perceived alpha-numeric material. The results support the conclusion that, under certain conditions of task stress, appropriate rehearsal can improve that human performance which is a function of shortterm memory and, thus, in a man-machine relationship, improve system performance. Suggested examples are given of the application of the findings within a military context, e.g., radar-scope monitoring within a Combat Information Center CIC.