Iconic Memory & Sperling's Partial Report Experiment


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Our vision takes in _____ than we can remember long-term.

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1. What took place in Sperling's partial report experiments related to iconic memory?

2. According to Sperling's experiments, why can't participants remember more than several items shortly after they see them?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How we are able to remember some things, but forget others is often a subject of experimentation for researchers. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your knowledge of George Sperling's experiments involving iconic memory. The questions will quiz you on what took place during Sperling's experiments and the capacity of our visual perception.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following aspects of iconic memory:

  • The purpose served by iconic memory
  • The reason why participants cannot remember more than several items shortly after seeing them
  • The length of an iconic memory

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test their knowledge by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the purpose of iconic memory and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the capacity of visual perception
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how long an iconic memory lasts

Additional Learning

To learn more about iconic memory, review the accompanying lesson, Iconic Memory & Sperling's Partial Report Experiment. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define iconic memory
  • Learn about whole report experiments
  • Understand George Sperling's role in memory experimentation