Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY. 
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A final problem is that of the repeated learning of the 
syllables. At intervals of just one day after the first 
learning the series was repeated until on each occasion 
it was relearned. For example, a series of twelve 
syllables required 16.5 repetitions for the first learning ; 
24 hours afterwards it required 11 repetitions to relearn 
it ; 24 hours after this relearning it required only 7.5 
repetitions, &c. The results of Ebbinghaus’s experi¬ 
ments were as follows :— 
Number of 
syllables in a 
series. 
Number of repetitions necessary for relearning the series in 
successive days. 
I. 
II. 
III. 
IV. 
V. 
VI. 
12 
16.5 
il 
7-5 
5 
3 
2-5 
24 
44 
22.5 
12.5 
7-5 
4-5 
3-5 
36 
55 
23 
il 
7-5 
4-5 
3-5 
i stanza of 
“ Don Juan.” 
775 
375 
175 
0.5 
0 
0 
Müller and Schumann,1 with more elaborate 
methods, extended the investigation of memory to 
cover various problems, such as the influence of rhythm, 
the available quantity of attention-energy, the influence 
of practice, &c. For example, with three subjects 
(Germans) a series of syllables was learned more 
quickly if repeated in trochee — —* than if repeated in 
iambus w —. This may arise from the general cha¬ 
racter of the German language, which is trochaic. 
Again, the second syllable of a trochaic or iambic 
measure has a tendency to recall the first syllable of the 
1 Müller and Schumann, Experimentelle Beitrüge 2. Untersuchung 
des Gedächtnisses, “Zt. f. Pysch. u. Phys. d. Sinn.,” 1893, vi. 18, 257.
        

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