The effect of rehearsal on hemispheric processing in a memory recognition task

Pierluigi Zoccolotti, Anna M. Longoni

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The effect of rehearsal on right and left hemisphere performance was investigated in a recognition task in which a lateralized picture probe followed the presentation of two words in central vision. Half the 16 right-handed subjects rehearsed the pair of words vocally and half subvocally. Four different interstimulus intervals (0.5 s, 1.5 s, 3 s and 5 s) between words and picture probes were considered. Results showed no difference between the vocal and subvocal rehearsal conditions, an overall LVF right hemisphere advantage, and a trend in the linear component of the interaction visual field x interstimulus interval, indicating that the LVF advantage decreases as the interstimulus interval increases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-102
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1988



  • Interstimulus interval
  • Luterulily
  • Recognition
  • Rehearsal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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