Selective Reaction and Short-Term Memory in High Speed Information Processing.
NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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The study attempted to distinguish experimentally between stimulus acquisition and short-term memory in a task requiring high speed processing of information. Subjects were required to respond selectively to positionally defined arrays of lights and, following their selective reactions, on infrequent occasions to report on the positions of the lights. Analysis of the results suggested that there are differences between selective reactions to pattern and short-term pattern memory with regard to reaction times, accuracy, response blocking, and susceptibility to practice. Author