Memory for pictures and words, and the negative regency effect

Richardson, John T. E. (1978). Memory for pictures and words, and the negative regency effect. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 47(3) pp. 967–970.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2466/pms.1978.47.3.967

Abstract

This experiment investigated performance in a final, cumulative test of a subject's ability to recall a series of lists. No negative recency effect was found with either pictures of objects or their names. This supports the suggestion of earlier research that the negative recency effect stems from failure to employ mental imagery as a mnemonic code on terminal serial positions and that visual presentation promotes the use of imagery throughout a list.

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