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dc.contributor.authorMarsh, John E
dc.contributor.authorYang, Jingqi
dc.contributor.authorQualter, Pamela
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Cassandra
dc.contributor.authorPerham, Nick
dc.contributor.authorVachon, Franҫois
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-14T13:44:45Z
dc.date.available2017-12-14T13:44:45Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-01
dc.identifier.citationMarsh, J.E., Yang, J, Qualter, P, Cassandra, R, Perham, N, Vachon, F and Hughes, R.W. (2017) 'Post-categorical auditory distraction in serial short-term memory: Insights from increased task load and task type', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000492en_US
dc.identifier.issn0278-7393
dc.identifier.issn1939-1285 (ESSN)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/9196
dc.descriptionThis article published in Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition on 01 February 2018 available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000492en_US
dc.description.abstractTask-irrelevant speech impairs short-term serial recall appreciably. On the interference-by-process account, the processing of physical (i.e., pre-categorical) changes in speech yields order cues that conflict with the serial-ordering process deployed to perform the serial recall task. In this view, the post-categorical properties (e.g., phonology, meaning) of speech play no role. The present study reassessed the implications of recent demonstrations of auditory post-categorical distraction in serial recall that have been taken as support for an alternative, attentional-diversion, account of the irrelevant speech effect. Focusing on the disruptive effect of emotionally valent compared to neutral words on serial recall, we show that the distracter-valence effect is eliminated under conditions—high task-encoding load—thought to shield against attentional diversion whereas the general effect of speech (neutral words compared to quiet) remains unaffected (Experiment 1). Furthermore, the distracter-valence effect generalizes to a task that does not require the processing of serial order—the missing-item task—while the effect of speech per se is attenuated in this task (Experiment 2). We conclude that post-categorical auditory distraction phenomena in serial short-term memory are incidental: they are observable in such a setting but, unlike the acoustically driven irrelevant speech effect, are not integral to it. As such, the findings support a duplex-mechanism account over a unitary view of auditory distraction.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Associationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition;
dc.subjectIrrelevant speech; Serial short-term memory; Serial recall; Auditory distraction; Attention; Emotional valenceen_US
dc.titlePost-Categorical Auditory Distraction in Serial Short-Term Memory: Insights from Increased Task-Load and Task-Typeen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000492
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-08-14
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-09-21
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