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    An activation-based theory of immediate item memory

    Davelaar, Eddy J. and Usher, Marius (2002) An activation-based theory of immediate item memory. In: Bullinaria, J.A. and Lowe, W. (eds.) Connectionist Models of Cognition and Perception: Proceedings of the 7th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop. Singapore: WorldScientific, pp. 118-130. ISBN 9789812380371.

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    We present an activation-based computational model of immediate item memory, which is proposed to underlie activation based processes within the pre-frontal cortex (mediating primary memory) that trigger episodic learning processes in the medial temporal cortex (secondary memory). We show that the model is able to capture a range of basic phenomena such as Brown-Peterson forgetting functions and serial position functions in cued and free-recall. The model makes unique predictions for presentation rate and list length effects, which were tested (and supported) in subsequent experiments.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2019 09:46
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:55


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