MONITORING EYE MOVEMENTS DURING THE LEARNING OF PAIRED-ASSOCIATE LISTS.
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR HUMAN PERFORMANCE CENTER
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Eye movements were monitored during the learning of paired associates in each of 14 studies. The fixation, eye movement and learning data were all generally compatible with a two-stage conceptualization of paired-associate learning, as well as with the notion of stimulus encoding. The first stage, that of response consolidation, appears to be brief, and may be interfered with under certain sets of conditions. A theoretical model is presented which stresses the importance of the role of short-term memory during the acquisition of paired-associate lists. Author