Call for Papers: Special Issue on Immediate Memory
- March 31, 2014: Email expression of interest
- June 30, 2014: Submission deadline
- Editor: Penny Pexman, University of Calgary
- Guest Editors: Aimée M. Surprenant, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Jean Saint-Aubin, Université de Moncton; Ian Neath, Memorial University of Newfoundland
Theme of the Special Issue
William James called it the "specious present," Richet called it "elementary memory," and Exner called it "primary memory." Since the late nineteenth century, researchers have been trying to objectively delineate the properties of this phenomenon. Introspection tells us that it has obvious capacity limitations and the information seems to fade away gradually if it is not rehearsed or attended to but, as Bower and Clapper note, introspection has a "dismal record of failure." Even though we have collected a great deal of data on immediate memory, a comprehensive theory of this seemingly simple system has proven elusive.
This special issue will bring together original papers that advance current theory and/or data in the area of immediate memory. The term "immediate memory" is intended to be theory-neutral, but it includes short-term memory, working memory, primary memory, and related areas.
We invite submissions that fall within this broad area.
Call for Papers
Anyone with an interest in the issues raised above is invited to submit a full paper to the Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology Manuscript Submission Portal, indicating in the covering letter that the manuscript should be considered for the special issue on immediate memory.
Submitted papers should contain original and unpublished work and can be written in either English or French.
Manuscripts should be submitted electronically in accordance with the Instructions to Authors.
All submitted papers will be refereed according to their:
- methodological soundness
- clarity of the presented results and conclusions
- the relevance of the submission for the special issue
Please send expressions of interest by March 31, 2014, via email to the Guest Editors: Aimée M. Surprenant, Jean Saint-Aubin, or Ian Neath.
The deadline for submission of papers is June 30, 2014.
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