Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Short Communication

The nature of forgetting from short-term memory


Paul Muter a1
a1 Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3G3, Canada muter@psych.utoronto.ca www.psych.utoronto.ca/~muter

Abstract

Memory and forgetting are inextricably intertwined. Any account of short-term memory (STM) should address the following question: If three, four, or five chunks are being held in STM, what happens after attention is diverted?



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