Memory for Verbal Material: Effects of Sensory Deprivation

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Science  19 Oct 1962:
Vol. 138, Issue 3538, pp. 429-430
DOI: 10.1126/science.138.3538.429


Memory retention of a short verbal passage did not change significantly in subjects who were isolated in a dark and soundproof room for 24 hours between the immediate recall test and the terminal recall test. A significant decrease in performance was noted in the control subjects who went about their everyday activities during the 24-hour period after acquisition.