This week saw a big change of direction for the project. With the higher capacity working memory model completely debugged, I expected the beginning of this week to be data analysis, before moving on to a bigger, better model. But the results we saw made us reconsider our entire approach to the problem of serial recall phenomena.
The working memory content never surpassed two items, even with the theoretical capacity of four. How did this happen? It was due to the probability of spontaneously forgetting any stimulus. Consider the following situation: