1st Edition

Interactions Between Short-Term and Long-Term Memory in the Verbal Domain

ISBN 9780415648646
Published November 21, 2013 by Psychology Press
336 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The relationship between short-term and long-term memory systems is an issue of central concern to memory theorists. The association between temporary memory mechanisms and established knowledge bases is now regarded as critical to the development of theoretical and computational accounts of verbal short-term memory functioning. However, to date there is no single publication that provides dedicated and full coverage of current understanding of the association between short-term and long-term memory systems.

Interactions between Short-Term and Long-Term Memory in the Verbal Domain is the first volume to comprehensively address this key issue. The book, focusing specifically on memory for verbal information, comprises chapters covering current theoretical approaches, together with the very latest experimental work, from leading researchers in the field. Chapters contributed to the book draw on both cognitive and neuropsychological research and reflect both conceptual and computational approaches to theorising. The contributing authors represent current research perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic.

By addressing this important topic head-on, Interactions between Short-Term and Long-Term Memory in the Verbal Domain represents an invaluable resource for academics and students alike.

Table of Contents

A. Thorn, M. Page, Current Issues in Understanding Interactions between Short-Term and Long-Term Memory. A. Surprenant, I. Neath, The Nine Lives of Short-Term Memory. G. Ward, L. Tan, P. Bhatarah, The Roles of Short-Term and Long-Term Verbal Memory in Free and Serial Recall: Towards a Recency-Based Perspective. R. Allen, A. Baddeley, Working Memory and Sentence Recall. N. Cowan, Z. Chen, How Chunks Form in Long-Term Memory and Affect Short-Term Memory Limits. P. Gupta, A Computational Model of Nonword Repetition, Immediate Serial Recall, and Nonword Learning. M. Page, D. Norris, Is There A Common Mechanism Underlying Word-Form Learning and the Hebb Repetition Effect? Experimental Data and a Modelling Framework. G. Stuart, C. Hulme, Lexical and Semantic Influences on Immediate Serial Recall: A Role for Redintegration. S. Roodenrys, Explaining Phonological Neighbourhood Effects in Short-Term Memory. A. Thorn, C. Frankish, S. Gathercole, The Influence of Long-Term Knowledge on Short-Term Memory: Evidence for Multiple Mechanisms. N. Martin, The Roles of Semantic and Phonological Processing in Short-Term Memory and Learning: Evidence from Aphasia. S. Majerus, Verbal Short-Term Memory and Temporary Activation of Language Representations: The Importance of Distinguishing Item and Order Information. E. Service, From Auditory Traces to Language Learning: Behavioural and Neurophysiological Evidence.

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Annabel Thorn is a Research Fellow in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol.

Mike Page is a Reader in Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Hertfordshire.


'This highly stimulating book offers views from some of the best scientists in the field of verbal short-term memory - a topic with an impressive long-term pedigree which remains the focus of contemporary debate. The prose and academic content are readily accessible to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, while the new theoretical advances would interest active researchers.' - Robert H. Logie, Human Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Edinburgh, UK

‘The relationship between short-term and long-term memory is fundamental in cognitive psychology. This book brings together the best recent research on the topic, not merely describing mutual influences between short-term and long-term memory but elucidating the underlying mechanisms. It is a timely and important collection.’ - Jackie Andrade, Professor of Psychology, University of Plymouth, UK