Short-Term Memory Factors in Oral Retention Study or exploration time and retention interval duration between orignal-form exploration and test-form exploration were varied to assess the effect of these two variables on performance accuracy on an oral stereognostic memory task. Irregularly shaped, four-sided plastic forms were used as stimuli. Retention performance improved significantly with an increase in ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1977
Short-Term Memory Factors in Oral Retention
 
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  • Philip H. Marshall
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock
  • Margaret Sharrow
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock
  • Ehud Yairi
    Texas Tech University, Lubbock
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1977
Short-Term Memory Factors in Oral Retention
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1977, Vol. 20, 344-349. doi:10.1044/jshr.2002.344
History: Received April 13, 1976 , Accepted January 26, 1977
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1977, Vol. 20, 344-349. doi:10.1044/jshr.2002.344
History: Received April 13, 1976; Accepted January 26, 1977

Study or exploration time and retention interval duration between orignal-form exploration and test-form exploration were varied to assess the effect of these two variables on performance accuracy on an oral stereognostic memory task. Irregularly shaped, four-sided plastic forms were used as stimuli. Retention performance improved significantly with an increase in exploration time of up to 15 seconds, but was not effected by delays in testing of up to 60 seconds. Clincal and theoretical implications for oral stereognosis are discussed.

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