Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

The SOC framework and short-term memory

David J. Murray a1
a1 Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6 Canada


Using a particular formula for quantifying the effortlessness that Perruchet & Vinter suggest accompanies the detection of repetition among a set of representations concurrently in consciousness, it is shown that both the Sternberg function and the Cavanagh function, associated with immediate probed recognition tasks and memory span tasks, can be predicted.