Picture memory improves with longer on time and off time

J Exp Psychol Hum Learn. 1975 Mar;104(2):114-8.


Both recognition and recall of pictures improve as picture presentation time increases and as time between pictures increases. Processing of the pictures, rehearsal and/or encoding, continues after the picture has disappeared, just as for verbal material. Both the results and conclusions stand in contrast to those of Shaffer and Shiffrin.

MeSH terms

  • Association
  • Discrimination, Psychological
  • Form Perception*
  • Humans
  • Information Theory
  • Memory*
  • Mental Recall
  • Time Factors