Accession Number:

ADA114635

Title:

Skilled Memory.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-11-06

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE