Category: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Temporal precision and the capacity of auditory–verbal short-term memory

Published in: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Volume 70, Issue 12, 2403-2418 Abstract “The capacity of serially ordered auditory–verbal short-term memory (AVSTM) is sensitive to the timing of the material to be stored, and both temporal processing and AVSTM capacity are implicated in the development of language. We developed a novel “rehearsal-probe” task to investigate the relationship between temporal precision and the capacity to remember serial order. Participants listened to a sub-span sequence of spoken digits and silently rehearsed the items and their timing during an unfilled retention interval. After an unpredictable delay, a tone prompted report of the item… Read More

Inhibition in task switching: The reliability of the n − 2 repetition cost

Published in: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Volume 70, Issue 12, 2419-2433 Abstract “The n − 2 repetition cost seen in task switching is the effect of slower response times performing a recently completed task (e.g. an ABA sequence) compared to performing a task that was not recently completed (e.g. a CBA sequence). This cost is thought to reflect cognitive inhibition of task representations and as such, the n − 2 repetition cost has begun to be used as an assessment of individual differences in inhibitory control; however, the reliability of this measure has not been investigated in a systematic manner. The current study… Read More