Two-Stage Paired-Associate Learning and Eye Movements

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Science  25 Jun 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3678, pp. 1749-1750
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3678.1749


Eye movements of 20 male students were photographed continuously throughout the course of their learning verbal paired-associates. As learning progressed, proportionately less and less time was spent scanning the response when the stimulus and response were presented together. These findings are interpreted as supporting a two-stage theory of verbal learning.