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    Stopping rules and memory search termination decisions

    Harbison, J.I. and Davelaar, Eddy J. and Dougherty, M.R. (2008) Stopping rules and memory search termination decisions. In: Love, B.C. and McRae, K. and Sloutsky, V.M. (eds.) Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Austin, Texas, USA: Cognitive Science Society, pp. 565-570. ISBN 9780976831846.

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    Book synopsis: An important component of many, if not all, real-word retrieval tasks is the decision to terminate memory search. However, despite its importance, no systematic evaluation of the potential rules for terminating search (i.e., potential stopping rules) has been undertaken. Using computational methods and recent results from a new memory retrieval paradigm, we evaluated four potential stopping rules in a reduced SAM framework. We focused on two measures of memory search termination: the total time spent in search before termination and the exit latency (the time between the last retrieved item and the point of search termination). The results of our analysis favor a rule that is sensitive to the number of retrieval failures during memory search.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): free recall, memory retrieval, stopping rules, exit latency
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2015 13:57
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:16


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