Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
What is the nature of the long-term memory trace of an event or episode (Tulving, 1972)? Recently, several studies (MacLeod, 1976; Nelson, 1971; Nelson, Fehling, & Moore-Glascock, 1979; Nelson & Rothbart, 1972) have addressed this question.
These studies made use of the savings paradigm, which is based upon a well-known phenomenon: Relearning forgotten verbal material is often easier than learning verbal material for the first time. The term savings was used by Ebbinghaus (1885/1964) to refer to this relearning advantage.
Adams, John K., "Semantic information in the long-term memory traces of nouns" (1980). Student Work. 117.