Wirkung intermittierender akustischer Reize auf mentale Prozesse

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In a Sternberg experiment, the influence of rhythmic acoustic stimuli on the scanning rate of short-term memory was studied. During the experiment, 60 subjects heard rhythmic or arrhythmic impulse noises with different rates of repetition. Results showed that the scanning rate of short-term memory is lowest if the impulses are arrhythmic. With rhythmic impulses at high rate of repetition, an accelerated scanning rate was obtained. The results can be interpreted as consequences of interference processes and as adaptational effects of internal processing rhythms.

Translated title of the contributionEffect of intermittent acoustic stimuli on mental processes
Original languageGerman
JournalZeitschrift für experimentelle und angewandte Psychologie
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)230-241
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes