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Press. Odom, P. , and McIntyre, C. K. (1970) Coding medium and word recall by deaf and hearing subjects. J. sp. hear. , 13, 54-58. Sperling, G. (1963) A model for visual memory tasks. Hum. Factors, 5, 19-31. and Speelman, R. G. (1970) Acoustic similarity and auditory short-term memory experiments and a model. In D. A. ), Models of human memory. New York, Academic Press. , Jr. (1960) Sign language structure: An outline of the visual communication system of the American deaf. In Studies in linguistics.

Norman, D. (1972) The role of memory in the understanding of language. In J. Kavanagh and I. ), Language by ear and by eye: The relationship between speech and reading. T. Press. Odom, P. , and McIntyre, C. K. (1970) Coding medium and word recall by deaf and hearing subjects. J. sp. hear. , 13, 54-58. Sperling, G. (1963) A model for visual memory tasks. Hum. Factors, 5, 19-31. and Speelman, R. G. (1970) Acoustic similarity and auditory short-term memory experiments and a model. In D. A. ), Models of human memory.

On this particular rule matching bias should induce the logically correct solution, but obviously for the wrong reasons. It is a matter of considerable interest to see whether the subjects’ justifications still reflect the ‘complete insight’ observed by Goodwin and Wason (1972) to accompany the correct solutions. Experiment Performance under a test sentence with an unnegated consequent was compared with that under a negated consequent. ’ The four cards which accompany each test sentence have the following general form: The specified letter (L+); the specified number (N+); an unspecified letter (L-); and an unspecified number (N-).

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