The Role of Working Memory in a Double Span Task

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Martein, Regine
Kemps, Eva Bertha
Vandierendonck, Andre
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© 1999 Psychologica Belgica
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This paper introduces a double span task to activate all three components of A. D. Baddeley and G. J. Hitch's (1974) working memory model simultaneously. 40 Ss were presented with sequences of words or pictures which appeared one by one at a different, randomly chosen location on a 4 × 4 grid. Subsequently they were asked for the serial recall of content, location or both. A dual task paradigm was used to investigate the effects of articulatory suppression, visuo-spatial tapping and a central executive suppression task on the three types of recall. In addition to classical interference effects of verbal and visuo-spatial suppression on recall of content and location respectively, a triple dissociation between all three working memory subsystems was found. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Copyright 1999 Psychologica Belgica. Author version of the paper reproduced here with permission from the publisher.
Martein, R., Kemps, E., & Vandierendonck, A. (1999). The role of working memory in a double span task. Psychologica Belgica, 39, 15-27.