Diffusion modeling of interference and decay in auditory short-term memory.


Department of Psychology, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G3, Canada. [Email]


Decay and interference are two leading proposals for the cause of forgetting from working and/or short-term memory, and mathematical models of both processes exist. In the present study, we apply a computational model to data from a simple short-term memory task and demonstrate that decay and interference can co-occur in the same experimental paradigm, and that neither decay nor interference alone can account for all cases of forgetting.


Auditory,Decay,Diffusion,Interference,Model,Short-term memory,