Within word structure in the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon
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Definitions of four rare words were read to 259 undergradua tes. Those subjects who were in the tip-of-the-tongue (TOT) state recorded all the letters they knew. The within-word structure of the resulting 101 partial recalls was indistinguishable from that of similar sounding words from earlier studies. In both sets of data, morpheme-like clusters of letters were evident. The recall of high frequency clusters at the end of words could not be explained in terms of sophisticated guessing. The results support a distinct memory system for word names which is organized for use in the production and perception of speech and writing. © 1975 Academic Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1016/S0022-5371(75)80018-1
Publication InfoRubin, David (1975). Within word structure in the tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 14(4). pp. 392-397. 10.1016/S0022-5371(75)80018-1. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/19118.
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Juanita M. Kreps Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience
For .pdfs of all publications click here My main research interest has been in long-term memory, especially for complex (or "real-world") stimuli. This work includes the study of autobiographical memory