Audio-visual content mismatches in the serial recall paradigm (en)

* Presenting author
Day / Time: 09.03.2023, 09:40-10:00
Room: Saal Y5
Typ: Vortrag (strukturierte Sitzung)
Abstract: In many everyday scenarios, short-term memory is crucial for human interaction, e.g., when remembering a shopping list or following a conversation. A well-established paradigm to investigate short-term memory performance is the serial recall. Here, participants are presented with a list of digits in random order and are asked to memorize the order in which the digits were presented. So far, research in cognitive psychology has mostly focused on the effect of auditory distractors on the recall of visually presented items. The influence of visual distractors on the recall of auditory items has mostly been ignored. In the scope of this talk, we designed an audio-visual serial recall task. Along with the auditory presentation of the to-remembered digits, participants saw the face of a virtual human, moving the lips according to the spoken words. However, the gender of the face did not always match the gender of the voice heard, hence introducing an audio-visual content mismatch. The results give further insights into the interplay of visual and auditory stimuli in serial recall experiments.