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INTERFERENCE WITH OLFACTORY MEMORY BY VISUAL AND VERBAL TASKS

ANNETT, JM, COOK, NM and Leslie, Julian (1995) INTERFERENCE WITH OLFACTORY MEMORY BY VISUAL AND VERBAL TASKS. PERCEPTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS, 80 (3, Par). pp. 1307-1317. [Journal article]

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Abstract

It has been claimed that olfactory memory is distinct from memory in other modalities. This study investigated the effectiveness of visual and verbal tasks in interfering with olfactory memory and included methodological changes from other recent studies. Subjects were allocated to one of four experimental conditions involving interference tasks [no interference task; visual task; verbal task; visual-plus-verbal task] and presented 15 target odours. Either recognition of the odours or free recall of the odour names was tested on one occasion, either within 15 minutes of presentation or one week later. Recognition and recall performance both showed effects of interference of visual and verbal tasks but there was no effect for time of testing. While the results may be accommodated within a dual coding framework, further work is indicated to resolve theoretical issues relating to task complexity.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Behavioural Neuroscience and Behaviour Analysis
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:1667
Deposited By: Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 09:34
Last Modified:13 Mar 2012 16:33

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