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UOA 44 - Psychology

University of Essex

RA1, RA2 and RA5c: Staff and output details and Category C staff circumstances

 

Avons, SE - Category : A

Research Groups:

A - Cognition and Development

RA2 - Research outputs:

Number of outputs: 4

Output number: 1 of 4

Title

Spatial span under translation: A study of reference frames

Output type: Journal article
Journal title: Memory and Cognition
Month/year of publication: April 2007
Pagination: 402-417
Volume: 35(3)
ISSN: 0090-502X
DOI: Not supplied ?
Other relevant details: Sole Author, ongoing programme of research. Although spatial span has been used as a clinical test for about 40 years, this was the first study to consider the spatial coordinate system used, and whether this is centred on the display, or on the observer. Spatial span was sensitive to movements of the display relative to the observer during input, but not during recall. Observers were unable to learn location sequences repeated at the same egocentric locations across trials. The results supported display-based encoding of locations.

Output number: 2 of 4

Title

Reversing the picture superiority effect: A speed-accuracy trade-off study of recognition memory

Output type: Journal article
Journal title: Memory and Cognition
Month/year of publication: January 2007
Pagination: 113-123
Volume: 35(1)
ISSN: 0090-502X
DOI: Not supplied ?
Co-authors: Boldini, A, Punia, S, Russo, R
Other relevant details: PhD supervisor of first author, contributing to all aspects of the investigation. Normally, pictures are recognised better than words. This study found that, with fast responses, words were recognised more accurately, but slower responses showed the conventional advantage for pictures. Results suggested that there are separate fast (familiarity based) and slower (context dependent) processes in recognition. The study extended the findings of Boldini, Russo & Avons (2004, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review).

Output number: 3 of 4

Title

Output decay in immediate serial recall: Speech time revisited

Output type: Journal article
Journal title: Journal of Memory and Language
Month/year of publication: January 2002
Pagination: 227-243
Volume: 46(1)
ISSN: 0749-596X
DOI: 10.1006/jmla.2001.2806 ?
Co-authors: Lovatt, P J, Masterson, J
Other relevant details: PhD supervisor of first author with a leading role in all aspects of the investigation. With new sets of words we were unable to replicate previous reports that word duration alone limits serial recall. Previous studies had reported an effect of manipulating list length, but used poorly controlled words.

Output number: 4 of 4

Title

Item and order memory for novel visual patterns assessed by two-choice recognition

Output type: Journal article
Journal title: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology: Section A
Month/year of publication: July 2004
Pagination: 865-891
Volume: 57(5)
ISSN: 1464-0740
DOI: 10.1080/02724980343000521 ?
Co-authors: Melling, L, Ward, G
Other relevant details: First Author and Lead Scientist. Contrary to many previous theories of serial memory this research demonstrated that the discrimination of serial position does not show primacy and recency.