Writing out a temporal signal of chunks: patterns of pauses reflect the induced structure of written number sequences

Cheng, Peter C-H and Rojas Anaya, Hector (2005) Writing out a temporal signal of chunks: patterns of pauses reflect the induced structure of written number sequences. In: Proceedings of the Twenty Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Mahwah, NJ.

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Abstract

Writing may be an effective approach to the study of
cognitive phenomena that involve the processing of chunks.
This paper provides evidence for the existence of a substantial
and robust temporal signal in the process of writing that
reveals information about the structure of chunks in working
memory. Specifically, it is demonstrated that in the writing of
simple number sequences the duration of pauses between
written elements (digits) that are within a chunk are shorter
than the pauses between elements across the boundary of
chunks. This temporal signal is apparent in un-aggregated
data for individual participants in single trials.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Peter Cheng
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:35
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2012 11:11
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26766
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