Learning and retrieval rate of words presented auditorily and visually

Nico Brand, Jellemer Jolles

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    Abstract

    Mode of presentation (visual or auditory) of a multitrial free recall test is stressed as an important factor in improving the diagnosis of certain neurological patients. For further use in neuropsychological research, an experiment was carried out using normal subjects, in which the effects of presentation mode and order of modality were investigated. There were no differential effects of these variables on several parameters, such as the number of words recalled and the learning curve. The time needed for the responses in immediate recall was the same in both auditory and visual conditions. In delayed recall, however, the interresponse times were significantly shorter when words had been presented auditorily than when presented visually. The results are discussed in light of further application in the field of neuropsychology.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)201-210
    Number of pages10
    JournalJournal of Genetic Psychology
    Volume112
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1985

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