A Localist Implementation of the Primacy Model of Immediate Serial Recall

  • Dennis Norris
  • Mike Page
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We present a localist, connectionist implementation of the Primacy model of immediate serial recall. We demonstrate a connectionist ordering mechanism which is localist and activation-based rather than based on association and illustrate the parallels between the Primacy model and current connectionist models of speech production. This enables us to give an integrated explanation both of phonological errors in short-term memory and of errors in speech production.


Primacy Model Speech Production Serial Recall Phonological Similarity Speech Error 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Norris
    • 1
  • Mike Page
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Research Council Applied Psychology UnitCambridgeUK

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