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Automatic Processing of Frequency Information in Survivors of Severe Closed Head Injury

  • Felicia C. Goldstein
  • Harvey S. Levin
Part of the Springer Series in Neuropsychology book series (SSNEUROPSYCHOL)

Abstract

Several information processing theories have proposed that individuals possess limited capacity for engaging in activities and that performance on various tasks depends, in part, upon the quantity and type of resources required (Hasher & Zacks, 1979; Kahneman, 1973; Navon & Gopher, 1979; Posner & Snyder, 1975; Shiffrin & Schneider, 1977). The notion of capacity refers to the basic amount of information that can be stored, transmitted, and processed. Individual difference variables such as age or intelligence have been posited to affect the amount of basic processing resources available for efficient performance. With increasing age, for example, less capacity may be available for performance on memory tasks that ordinarily place a heavy load on this limited pool. On the other hand, task variables such as difficulty or prior experience can also determine the ease of processing. Tasks that are relatively unfamiliar may require more resources than others.

Keywords

Free Recall Automatic Processing Frequency Information Close Head Injury Amnesic Patient 
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  • Felicia C. Goldstein
  • Harvey S. Levin

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