Flashcards in Duration of Memory Studies: Sperling Deck (15):
Who was the main researcher?
what year was the study done?
what was the aim of the study?
investigate the sensory register
Method: Lab, Neutral, Field
Participants were shown a grid with three rows of four letters for 0.05 seconds
They had to immediately recall the whole grid or one of the rows indicated by a tone
when was the tone played
straight after the grid disappeared
whole grid: four or five letters on average
one row: three letters on average
the whole grid could be remembered by the sensory memory and after the participants had been told what row to recall, the memory had already started to decay
Evaluation: Lab study
The variables could be controlled
Would it be easy for someone to replicate the study?