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2. after 18 seconds what percentage were recalled correctly?

  • 10%
  • 100%
  • 20%

3. In Peterson and Petersons experiment (1959) what were participants shown?

  • synonnyms
  • nonsense trigrams
  • anagrams

4. what were they asked to do during this time?

  • do nothing
  • coutn backwards in threes from a given number
  • sit in silence recalling the trigrams in their heads

5. what was their conclusion?

  • when rehearsal is prevented,very little can stay in the STM for no longer than around 18 seconds
  • when rehearsal is prevented nothing can stay in the memory for shorter than 18 seconds
  • when rehearsal is carried out nothing stays in the memory

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