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Pupillary changes in two memory tasks

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Five Ss recalled telephone numbers from long-term and short-term memory while pupil diameter was measured. Major pupillary changes were found in both tasks. Pupil diameter seems to vary with momentary load on S.

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This research was supported in part by Grant NIMH No. 08847-02 to G. S. Blum. We thank Dr. I. Pollack of the Mental Health Research Institute of the University of Michigan, who provided the facilities.

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Beatty, J., Kahneman, D. Pupillary changes in two memory tasks. Psychon Sci 5, 371–372 (1966). https://doi.org/10.3758/BF03328444

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Keywords

  • Telephone Number
  • Pupil Size
  • Pupil Diameter
  • Pupillary Response
  • Momentary Load