Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
In order to further clarify the roles of labeling and semantic processing in event frequency encoding, fifty-six undergraduate students were tested on their memory for frequency of sounds. One half of the subjects were presented with familiar sounds (i.e. a telephone ring or wind chimes) and the other half with single musical notes or tones. The use of tones was to defeat the attempts at semantic labeling of the stimuli. It was found that subjects in the familiar sounds condition displayed a significant ability at estimating event frequency. Subjects in the pure tones condition, however, displayed no such ability.
BF1 .M63 v. 1 no. 1 1992
"Event frequency estimations for non-semantic items,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 1
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol1/iss1/9