Reports

Pattern-analyzing memory

Science  26 Mar 1976:
Vol. 191, Issue 4233, pp. 1280-1281
DOI: 10.1126/science.1257750

Abstract

College students reread text after an interval of 13 to 15 months more rapidly than they read new matter taken from the same sources. The results implicate a memory system at the level of pattern analysis that seems to be distinguishable from memory of syntactic and semantic features of text.