|It's probably a good idea to read about the study before examining
my results. (This link will take you off this site, to
the Scientific American site.)
.I read the first 3 lists to my Math 258 students. Each list concerned a "target" word:
However, at no time did I mention the target words. My subjects were given 4 minutes to recall as many of the words as they could from the 3 lists.. Here's the breakdown.
That is, fully 11 of th 64 people (that's 17.2%) recorded all 3 of the target words. More impressively, only about 17.2% of my subjects did not record a single target word. That's 82.8% who were induced into a false memory. By target word it looks like this.
I read the "doctor" list between the "sleep" and "needle" lists. Perhaps that accounts for the greater forgetting for this list?
There's more to come in this study. . .