Type I rehearsal and recognition

Arthur Glenberg, Frederick Adams

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Rote, repetitive Type I Rehearsal is defined as the continuous maintenance of information in memory using the minimum cognitive capacity necessary for maintenance. This definition is operationalized in an incidental paradigm where pairs of words are overtly rehearsed 1, 5, or 10 times (maintained for 1.33 to 13.33 seconds). An analysis of the types of errors made on a forced-choice recognition test supported the hypothesis that acoustic-phonemic components of the memory trace, as opposed to semantic and contextual components, are added or strengthened by this rehearsal process. Furthermore, it was observed that co-rehearsed words did not effectively cue one another's recall. These results are discussed in relation to the usefulness of the distinction between Type I and Type II rehearsal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-463
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1978
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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