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The series were always given in pairs—­a noun and an object series, or a verb and a movement series forming a pair.  Only one pair was given per day and no other series of any kind were given on that day.  Usually several days intervened between the II. test of one pair and the learning of the next, but in a little less than half of the cases a new pair was learned on the same day shortly after the II. test of the preceding pair.

The noun-object pairs and the verb-movement pairs were not given in any definite order with reference to each other.

The figures in the following table indicate the number of words out of ten which the subject correctly recalled and placed in their proper columns.  Immediate recall is also given.

TABLE VII.

Series.      Im.  Rec.      Two Days.      Im.  Rec.      Two Days. 
N.   O.      N.   O.       V.   M.      V.   M.
M.
D^{1-4}      8    9       7    7        7   10       4    5
D^{5-8}      9    7       6    6        8    8       6    6
D^{9-12}     7    7       5    6        8   10       7    7
Av.         24   23      18   19       23   28      17   17
Mo. 
D^{1-4}      6    6       2    1        8   10       0¹   7¹
D^{5-8}      6    5       0¹   3¹       8    9       2    4
D^{9-12}     5    7       1¹   6¹      10   10       2    7
Av.         17   18       3   10       26   29       4   18
S. 
D^{1-4}      8    9       2    3        9   10       6¹   9¹
D^{5-8}      8   10       2    4        9   10       4¹   9¹
D^{9-12}     8   10       2    5        8   10       3¹   7¹
Av.         24   29       6   12       26   30      13   25
Hu.
D^{1-4}      6    8       3    7        9   10       4    9
D^{5-8}      7    9       0    2        9   10       2    7
D^{9-12}     7    9       4    6        8   10       1    8
Av.         20   26       7   15       26   30       7   24
Ho.
D^{1-4}      9    9       3    3       10    9       5    7
D^{5-8}      9    8       1    6        9    9       6¹   8¹
D^{9-12}     8    8       5    5       10   10       6¹   7¹
Av.         26   25       9   14       29   28      17   22

¹ One day.

The results of the D set strongly confirm the results of the A, B, and C sets.  Table VII. shows that after from one to two days’ interval four subjects recall objects better than nouns and movements better than verbs.  One subject, M., shows no preference.

CONCLUSIONS.

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