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Memory

  • Edward Stull
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Abstract

In September 1959, psychology researchers Lloyd and Margaret Peterson tested how quickly people forget information. The researchers asked their study participants to remember a random trigram, a three-letter group (e.g., KHZ). Next, the researchers gave the participants a three-digit number (e.g., 375). The participants were then instructed to count backward from the number by subtracting three (e.g., 372, 369, 366, etc.).

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© Edward Stull 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward Stull
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  1. 1.Upper ArlingtonUSA

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