chapter  5
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Organizational coding

It is clear that such an approach can only partially describe how subjects code the presentation episode. For in a typical presentation phase of a memory experiment, several items are presented (see 1.4.1). There is no justification for the assumption that subjects code visual lists or auditory sequences of items item by item. In other words, experimenter-defined and subjectdefined units may differ (Tulving, 1968).