Eugen G Tarnow January 2 2011 09:14:12 PMWhy The Atkinson-Shiffrin Model Was Wrong From The Beginning
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The Atkinson-Shiffrin (1968) model, a standard model of short term memory cited over three thousand times, mimics the characteristic shape of the free recall curves from Murdock (1962). However, I note that it is not a theoretically coherent explanation and that it does not fit any other relationships present in the same Murdock data. As a result, future theorists are challenged with defining the buffer concept properly, with defining the long term store properly, and with correctly predicting new relationships found in the Murdock data that directly probe various theoretical concepts.
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