MEASURING MEMORY PROCESSES THE POINT OF SUBJECTIVE EQUALITY AND THE CONSTANT ERROR

  • Stephen Link

Abstract

A theory of memory retrieval is created that predicts shifts in the Point of Subjective Equality due to the cost of retrieving a standard stimulus magnitude from memory. The theory provides a method of estimating the cost of memory retrieval in units of the physical stimulus. Tests of the theory are provided by using a very early classic experiment from Werner Brown (1910).

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