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Modelling the activation of words in human memory : the spreading activation, spooky-activation-at-a-distance and the entanglement models compared

Galea, David, Bruza, Peter D., Kitto, Kirsty, Nelson, Douglas, & McEvoy, Cathy (2011) Modelling the activation of words in human memory : the spreading activation, spooky-activation-at-a-distance and the entanglement models compared. In 5th Quantum Interaction Symposium (QI-2011), 26 - 29 June 2011, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

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Abstract

Modelling how a word is activated in human memory is an important requirement for determining the probability of recall of a word in an extra-list cueing experiment. The spreading activation, spooky-action-at-a-distance and entanglement models have all been used to model the activation of a word. Recently a hypothesis was put forward that the mean activation levels of the respective models are as follows:

Spreading � Entanglment � Spooking-action-at-a-distance

This article investigates this hypothesis by means of a substantial empirical analysis of each model using the University of South Florida word association, rhyme and word norms.

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ID Code: 46045
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: conceptual representation, human memory, quantum theory
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Conceptual Modelling (080603)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > COGNITIVE SCIENCE (170200) > Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified (170299)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > Information Systems
Funding:
  • ARC DISCOVERY/DP1094974
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 20 Sep 2011 09:45
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2014 10:32

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