SHORT-TERM MEMORY FOR COMPLEX MEANINGFUL VISUAL CONFIGURATIONS: A DEMONSTRATION OF CAPACITY
ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS DIV L G HANSCOM FIELD MA DECISION SCIENCES LAB
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The experiment concerned an aspect of short-term memory somewhat neglected in the past, namely, the ability to remember, i.e., to recognize, complex meaningful visual configurations. Ss task was to inspect an extended sequence of photographs of assorted content and to identify those which were occurring for the second time within the sequence. The probability of recognizing the recurrence of a photo as such was very high even with as many as 200 items intervening between its first and second occurrence.