2007 年 5 巻 2 号 p. 2_41-2_44
The purpose of present studies was to assess the effects of visual-motor memory on the recall performance of the Rey-Osterreich Complex Figure. Experiment 1 replicated the findings of Freudenberger & Crescenzo (2003) that the copy treatment subjects scored higher on their recall of the figure than the no copy treatment subjects under incidental learning conditions. In contrast, the advantage of copy treatment is eliminated under intentional learning conditions. Experiment 2 showed that the recall performance of the Rey-Osterreich Complex Figure was unaffected by the motor interference task. These findings suggest a possibility that the advantage of copy treatment in Freudenberger & Crescenzo (2003) was not dependent on the visual-motor memory. It was concluded that the selective attention to the figure facilitated by copy treatment may have played a critical role in the recall performance.