Retention in Immediate Memory Estimated without Retrieval

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Science  05 Apr 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3562, pp. 56-57
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3562.56


Report of the missing member of a set depends upon retention of the other members presented. Such a missing scan reveals greater retention than does a digit span and, unlike the digit span, better retention of later than earlier presentations.