SHORT-TERM RETENTION OF TRAFFIC TURN RESTRICTION SIGNS

Two laboratory experiments evaluated short-term retention of information from verbal and symbolic signs after following verbal (auditory mode) and pictorial (visual) forms of interfering activities. A differential interference effect was observed consistent with the dual-coding hypothesis. From a practical viewpoint, neither type of sign appeared superior in terms of its likely retention in short-term memory by drivers. (A)

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    • Sponsored by the Australian Road Research Board.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Human Factors Society

    Johns Hopkins University Press
    Baltimore, MD  United States  21218
  • Authors:
    • Hoffmann, E R
    • MACDONALD, W A
  • Publication Date: 1980-4

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 241-251
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-029 502
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1984 12:00AM