Bennet Murdock

B.A. (Yale University), Ph.D. (Yale University)

Professor of Psychology (Emeritus)

  • Telephone: (416) 978-3175
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  • E-mail: murdock@psych.utoronto.ca
  • Last modified: May 24, 2000



 

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Research Group

Current Activities


Human memory

Development and testing of models of human memory with especial interest in TODAM, a Theory of Distributed Associative Memory 

Selected Publications

  1. Murdock, B.B. (1974). Human memory: Theory and data. Potomac, MD: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  2. Murdock, B.B. (1982). A theory for the storage and retrieval of item and associative information. Psychological Review, 89, 609-626.
  3. Murdock, B.B. (1983). A distributed memory model for serial-order information. Psychological Review, 90, 316-338.
  4. Murdock, B.B. (1992). Serial organization in a distributed memory model. In A.F. Healy, S.M. Kosslyn, and R.M. Shiffrin (Eds.) From learning theory to connectionist theory: Essays in honor of William K. Estes, Vol 1 (pp. 201-225). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc.
  5. Murdock, B.B. (1996). Item, associative, and serial-order information in TODAM. In S. Gathercole (Ed.), Models of short-term memory (pp. 239-266). Hove, Sussex, England: Erlbaum.
  6. Murdock, B.B. (1997). Context and mediators in a theory of distributed associative memory (TODAM2). Psychological Review, 104, 839-862.
  7. Murdock, B.B. (1998). The mirror effect and attention-likelihood theory: A reflective analysis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 24, 524-534.
  8. Murdock, B. B. (1999). The buffer 30 years later: Working memory in a theory of distributed associative memory (TODAM). In Izawa (Ed.), On human memory: Evolution, progress, and reflections on the 30th anniversary of the Atkinson-Shiffrin buffer model. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. (pp. 35-57).
  9. Murdock, B. B. (1999). Item and associative interactions in short-term memory: Multiple memory systems? International Journal of Psychology, 34, 427-433.
  10. Duncan, M., & Murdock, B.B. (2000). Recognition and recall with precuing and postcuing. Journal of Memory and Language, 42, 301-313.
  11. .Murdock, B. B. (In press). An analysis of the serial-position curve. In Roediger, H. L., III, Nairne, J.S., Neath, I., & Suprenant, A. (Eds.), The nature of remembering: Essays in honor of Robert G. Crowder.
  12. Murdock, B.B., Smith, D., & Bai. J. (In press). Judgments of frequency and recency in a distributed memory model. Journal of Mathematical Psychology.

Research Group

Ph. D. Student     Matthew Duncan
Post-docs            Sverker Sikstrom, Dave Smith
 

Current Activities

Test file

Mathematica 4.2 program to illustrate the computation of the forced-choice probabilities for the hypergeometic distributions AN, BN, BO, and AO according to the Attention/Likelihood Theory of Glanzer and his colleagues.

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Mathematica 4.0 program to illustrate the hierarchical model for seriation.