MEMORY CAPACITY AND STORAGE FOR IMAGES AND SHAPES.
Abstract: Abstract We are inundated with visual stimuli every day. However,
there is limited research in the area of the underlying memory storage processes involved
with both complex and simple visual stimuli. Eight experiments were conducted to examine
the differences in memory storage of labelable and unlabelable visual stimuli. Labelability
is examined to assess the influence of language ... read moreon how images are stored. The experiments
involved a Brown Peterson paradigm in which various images were presented, varying lengths
of distraction occurred, and then the participants were tested on a four alternative
recognition task (Brown, 1958; Peterson & Peterson, 1959). The memory parameters were
examined via multiple models and functions, including an Implicit Explicit Separation
model, a two trace hazard model, and a singular Weibull function. The results of these
experiments suggest that the type of image presented influences how memory for the image is
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Tufts University, 2015.
Submitted to the Dept. of Psychology.
Advisor: Richard Chechile.
Committee: Holly Taylor, Ariel Goldberg, and Jessica Chamberland.
Keyword: Psychology.read less