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Baddeley and Hitch

  • Procedure: -Participants were given lists of numbers to reherse, while carrying out verbal reasoning tasks. 
  • Findings: - Participants were able to recall six digit lists, while preforming accurately on verbal tasks. 
  • Conclusiong: -The short term memory is a flexible and complex system, made up of a central control system assisted by smaller systems. 

Baddeley et al

  • Procedure: Study into the word length effect. Participants were given lists of short and long words. They were prevented…


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