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Running top INTERFERENCE and SHORT-TERM RETENTION The Effect of Different Rates of Interfering Activity On Short-Term Retention of Individual Items The Effect of Different Rates of Interpolated Activity On Short- Term Retention of Individual Items We encounter a great deal of new information in our daily lives Among other things we meet new people look up new telephone numbers discover new places and run across new ideas When we encounter something that we want to remember we often do something mentally with it Perhaps pay special attention to it repeat to ourselves relate to things that we already know and draw inferences from it The particular way in which we think about new information affect the ease with which we learn it and the likelihood we can remember it later on Memory is said to be the primary aspect of cognitive processes Short-term memory sometimes known as working memory is the component of memory where new information is held while it is mentally processed It is a temporary holding bin for new information Short-term memory is also the component of memory where much of our thinking or information processing occurs The capacity of short-term memory is limited and can only hold a small amount of information Consequently an item usually remains in short term memory unless it was rehearsed for average of 20 to 30 sec Much effort has gone into trying to analyze how short-term memory recall can be affected by some digressing activity Pellegrino examined the effect of the different types of distraction and the length of the delay had on retention and recall of a stimulus Pellegrino reported an experiment in which subjects were presented with 1 either a word or picture and 2 were subsequently distracted by the acoustic counting form a particular number or acoustic visual distraction counting backwards while trying to locate the shape of a nonlabelable structure from a matrix
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