The role of tactual information in the recall of concrete objects

Richardson, John T. E.; Ainsley, Heather M.; Copsey, Sarah and Watkins, Stuart A. (1980). The role of tactual information in the recall of concrete objects. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 16(1) pp. 57–58.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03337094

Abstract

Subjects who were instructed to handle a set of 16 objects were subsequently more efficient in recalling those objects than were subjects who observed the objects without touching them. This suggests that tactual information may survive perception and be encoded in long-term memory.

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