Verbal noise and linguistic constraints

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Abstract

Repeated interjection of a single irrelevant word into sentences, anomalous word-strings, anagrammatic word-strings, and word-lists provides a kind of verbal noise which may amplify the effects of linguistic constraints in immediate memory. In 15 normal Ss such verbal noise significantly decreased immediate recall of word-strings lacking syntactic structure or semantic coherence or both, but had no significant effect on recall of sentences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-392
Number of pages2
JournalPsychonomic Science
Volume12
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1968

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