Retrieval of basic arithmetic facts is a central aspect of almost any arithmetic performance. Furthermore, the arithmetic facts provide an opportunity to study memory processes in the context of a naturally occurring but circumscribed set of facts. This article examines current models of arithmetic fact retrieval in light of previously reported data from normal subjects, as well as the results from brain-damaged patients reported by Sokol, McCloskey, Cohen, and Aliminosa (1991) in the preceding article. The discussion serves to delineate the strengths and limitations of the models and, more generally, to identify important theoretical and empirical issues in the study of arithmetic fact retrieval.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Journal||Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition|
|Publication status||Published - May 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Experimental and Cognitive Psychology