The phonological loop unmasked? A comment on the evidence for a "perceptual-gestural" alternative.

Quarterly journal of experimental psychology (2006)

PubMedID: 17455059

Baddeley AD, Larsen JD. The phonological loop unmasked? A comment on the evidence for a "perceptual-gestural" alternative. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove). 2007;60(4):497-504.
Jones et al. (Jones, Hughes, & Macken, 2006; Jones, Macken, & Nicholls, 2004) identify the interaction between phonological similarity, articulatory suppression, and stimulus presentation mode in verbal short-term memory as potentially providing important support for the phonological loop hypothesis. They find such an interaction but attribute it to "perceptual organization masquerading as phonological storage". We present data using shorter letter sequences and find clear evidence of the interaction predicted by the phonological loop hypothesis, which, unlike the evidence of Jones et al., is not limited to recency, and which provides continued support for the phonological loop hypothesis.