The role of retrieval cues when remembering over the short term [ 2006 - 2008 ]

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Researchers Dr LM Nimmo; Prof JS Nairne; Dr E Service

Brief description This project has two principal benefits: A basic scientific outcome concerning the development of a cue-driven memory model and an applied outcome that can inform the design of language learning tools. A core assumption proposed to explain short-term memory performance is that an event's salience affects its memorability. To date however, this salience dimension has escaped experimental vigour. This project examines the conditions under which some events are perceived to be more salient than others. In addition, by determining when, and which cues are more salient, the project can inform future design of language learning tools (e.g., interactive memory games).

Funding Amount $270,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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